dream home

Darebin Speak Easy, Northcote Town Hall 2015

Brian and Wendy are going up.

Not in a vulgar way, it’s an ecological design. But there’s a crack growing in the wall and a foul stench seeping out.
Worried about what the neighbours think, they’ve invited everyone around for a BBQ.
The room fills with guests both invited and unwelcome, and Brian and Wendy must reconcile their middle class aspirations against war stories, comedic roasts, fallen stars and simmering libidos.

Dream Home is a penetrating comedy about suburbia and the rude awakenings that come when you’re trying to hold it all together.

Dream Home was shortlisted for the Patrick White Award (2013) and Edward Albee Scholarship (2012).

Writer Emilie Collyer
Director Luke Kerridge
With Christopher Brown, Ben Clements, Natasha Herbert, Olivia Monticciolo, Ben Pfeiffer, Emily Tomlins and Jackson Trickett
Set and Costume designer Emily Collett
Lighting Design team Amelia Lever-Davidson & Damien McLean
Sound Design and Composition Christopher De Groot
Producer Mark Pritchard
Stage Manager Natasha Phillips
Production photographs Pia Johnson



Winner Best Direction
Winner Lighting Design (as part of body of work)
Winner Sound Design and Composition
Nominated Best Set and Costume Design
Nominated Best Writing
Nominated Best Production



'It’s a talented cast and, under Luke Kerridge’s direction, the actors hit upon a style of expressionistic farce that feels unstable and intricate enough to work the play’s comic alienations – gender expectation, middle-class ennui, the bad faith of materialism and the contradictions of celebrity – into a labile and insightful whole.'
Cameron Woodhead, The Age

'Dream Home is a theatrical experience defined by daring and innovation.'
Patricia Di Risio, Stage Whispers


Dream Home teaser video: https://youtu.be/jU0Mt2iSyq4