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Naomi by Patrick Livesey

"Astonishing, raw and gut-wrenching. A triumph." - The Advertiser

In 2015, Patrick's mum took her own life.


How did this happen?


Drawn from interviews conducted with friends & family, Livesey portrays eight different characters each with an insight into Naomi's life, each grappling with the weight of grief, regret and love.

First presented at Holden Street Theatres for the Adelaide Fringe Festival and then presented for the Melbourne Fringe Festival at Trades Hall.

Winner, The Adelaide Critics Circle Weekly Award, Week 3, Adelaide Fringe 2022

Winner, BankSA Best Theatre Weekly Award, Week 4, Adelaide Fringe 2022

Winner, The Adelaide Critics Circle Award, Adelaide Fringe 2022

Winner, Mindshare SA Mental Health Awareness Award, Adelaide Fringe 2022

Nominee, Best in Theatre, Melbourne Fringe 2022

"A masterclass in acting! Patrick Livesey is a force in modern Australian theatre" - Stage Whispers

“Gritty and heartfelt… Livesey is an immense talent and does not disappoint” - Global Media Post

“The performance given by Patrick Livesey is raw and hypnotic. Livesey moves from character to character with chameleon-like precision in their embodiment of each individual’s mannerisms, speech and quirks. ” - Mindshare

"It’s stunning theatre made from pain and love” - Sometimes Melbourne

"There are no easy answers, but what we are left with is an impossibly generous act of love and understanding. A rallying call to listen, speak up and look out for one another." - The Age

Melbourne Fringe season:

Proudly supported by The Iceberg Foundation, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, The Dream Skin Clinic, Pulteney Old Scholars Foundation, Christina Jarvis, Pinky Watson, Sam Harvey, Rosemary Walls, Nick Warden and Combi Coffee.

Co-created, Directed & Dramaturged by Bronwen Coleman

Sound Design & Composition by Biddy Connor

Set & Costume Design by XaSha Chua-Huggins

Lighting Design by Harrie Hogan

Choreography by Siobhan McKenna

Adelaide Fringe season:

Proudly supported by the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund and Rosemary Walls.

Co-created, Directed & Dramaturged by Bronwen Coleman

Sound Design & Composition by Biddy Connor

Lighting Design by Matt Ralph

Set Design by Xandra Roberts