This Uncharted Hour

‘Lingers like a disconcerting but instructive dream’

The Australian


Luka is going to get coffee, when he hits and kills a dog. Trying to find its owner, he catches the eye of an unknown woman. And suddenly he is remembering his mother, and the looks she gave, and the brother that came before him, who was gone before him, who he should have been. Thrust back into youth and the shadow of an absent sibling, Luka must chart a course through those hours which resonate for years.

AWARDS
2007 Oscart Award: Best Playwright
2006 Jill Blewett Playwrights Award

CAST SIZE

5 performers: 2F, 3M
Previous seasons: 2F, 3M (plus 1 or 2 live musicians)

AUDIENCE SIZE

A work for teenagers & adults (adult themes)

LENGTH

60 minutes

SEASONS

2014

St Martin’s Lutheran College, Mt Gambier, Australia (produced by St Martin’s)

2011

Hobart Theatre Royal, Australia (produced by Tasmania Performs)

2008

Peacock Theatre, Australia (reading – produced by Salamanca Arts Centre)

2007

State Theatre Company SA (produced by Brink Productions/STCSA)

Tasmania Performs production 2011, as discussed by actress Jane Longhurst

FIRST PRODUCED

  • Commissioned by Brink Productions, 2005
  • First produced by Brink Productions/State Theatre Company of SA, 2007
  • First directed by Chris Drummond

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