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“Glamour, presence, flawless timing.”

- Sydney Morning Herald


Arts Centre Melbourne presents  presents


Starring Christie Whelan Browne

A prodigal daughter returns to hijack Christmas Eve and make a bad night worse.

Christmas Eve: a time for peace, love, carols, reunion and family. But not this Christmas Eve. Not this reunion. Liz, the 30-something prodigal daughter bursts through the door after years of sybaritic globe-trotting. A musical and theatrical tour de force, stunningly portrayed by Christie Whelan Browne, Liz is talented, shameless, beautiful, troubled and hilariously needy. But this time she wants more than pinot gris, a loan, and to borrow her mother’s clothes – she wants answers.

Whelan Browne’s compelling voice, accompanied by piano giant Joe Chindamo and violin virtuoso Zoë Black, dazzles in a mesmerising journey of song and theatrical intimacy.

“Almost every move Whelan Browne makes is funny… she conveys honesty with touching directness...” The Age


Written by Steve Vizard
Composer Joe Chindamo
Director Andy Packer

Commissioned by Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Supported by Arts Centre Melbourne


4 – 8 July

Tuesday 4 July, 8pm - PREVIEW
Wednesday 5 July, 8pm
Thursday 6 July, 8pm
Friday 7 July, 8pm
Saturday 8 July, 2pm & 8pm


Fairfax Studio


Price range

Preview: $55
Standard: $69

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Contains coarse language
Contains a herbal cigarette