The Gift by Joanna Murray-Smith is a powerful look at moral conundrums in the modern world and the simple truth that is the love between a husband and wife.


"Aptly titled, because plays of this quality do not land on one’s desk every day, Joanna Murray-Smith’s The Gift is doubly gratifying because, during my tenure at MTC, I have watched her go from being about the sharpest writer on the Melbourne scene to a playwright of international reputation. In fact it's flattering that she still come to us first with a new project, particularly one as verbally rich, smartly funny and morally complex as this. No doubt we are the 'out-of-town' try-out for a glittering West End or Broadway season, but I'm sure no-one will give it a better production than us, especially with a fine Australian cast headed the irrepressible Richard Piper."  Artistic Director Simon Phillips
The Gift
Venue: MTC Theatre, Sumner Season dates: 28 May to 2 July, 2011 Tickets: From $61.10 ($30 Under 30s) Booking details: The MTC Theatre Box Office 03 8688 0800 or