The brand-new production, The I’s in relationship, is coming to the stage from 22 – 25 September, telling a compelling story of the acceptance of differences, falling in love and how opposites attract.

Written and directed by Sharmini Kumar from 24 Carrot Productions, The I’s in Relationship follows the story of Kate, a starship captain dedicated to doing good in a futuristic science-fiction world. When her team appears to have accidentally caused the destruction of an entire planet and all its inhabitants, Kate is guilt-ridden. The presence of a mysterious alien on board her vessel may be connected to the explosion, but how can Kate find out the truth? Meanwhile Fred and his warrior sister Sodrae are on a perilous quest to bring peace and justice to their land, in order to free the entire land from an oppressive majority rule.

Filled with wizards, trolls, and more, Kate and Fred meet and opposites immediately attract. They decide to join forces and visit each other’s worlds. Their differences are clear, but will their new experiences bring them closer together or will they find out that their backgrounds make them incompatible?

Writer and director Sharmini Kumar is known for finding contemporary resonance in fictional stories, The I’s in Relationship explores the different things that people bring to a relationship, inspired by the likes of Star Wars and Notting Hill.

The role of Kate is played by Marlea Correy . Before starting her own production company called Deep Cut Productions, Marlea trained at 16th Street Actors studio. Marlea loves roles that connect and open up conversations that people might be afraid to have.

 Callum Gault , who plays the part of Fred, has been acting since age 11, after the reboot of Doctor Who ignited his desire to be a time travelling alien. He is currently filming the feature film Jett and voicing the lead in an upcoming independent video game. Callum trained at Centrestage Performing Arts School, and has travelled throughout the UK. Now back from working in London, he is jumping back into stage with the role of Fred in this production and excited for a dynamic and layered role.

24 Carrot is a theatre production company based in Melbourne that takes an innovative approach to sharing stories to inspire inclusivity. Since 2018, 24 Carrot has been hosting a day of Jane Austen and Regency-era events and activities known as Austen Con.

September 22 – 25