If you loved the humour and drama of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, you won't want to miss The Seed – another Australian play exploring our complex history and national identity now playing at MTC till April 4.
For Rose, a writer, it has come time to pen her own story. Armed with a dictaphone, she and her Vietnam veteran father Danny make their way to Nottingham, where she will meet her formidable IRA-supporting grandfather for the first time, and record the reunion. But as their day together unfolds, it becomes clear that for all the explosive tension between them, they remain bound by history. Drawing on her own family background, Australian playwright Kate Mulvany brings humour and heartbreak to this gripping exploration of the family fable, which the Sydney Morning Herald describes as ‘a terrific play of family, war, lies and intergenerational cause and effect’.