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Rules for Living

Timed for the silly season, Sam Holcroft's Rules For Living is the most dysfunctional Christmas lunch you’ll ever attend.

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Rules for Living

Date: 9 Oct 2020

Meet the family.

Edith is a highly-strung matriarch who prepares for lunch like it’s a military offensive.

Youngest son Matthew, a frustrated actor and reluctant lawyer, longs for a different career … and for his brother’s wife. But Sheena, peeved and prickling for an argument, longs only for a drink.

It’s Christmas – what could possibly go wrong?

Sam Holcroft’s audacious script cranks the familial tension up to 11 using narrative tricks that clue the audience into a joke of which the hapless characters are unaware.

Susanna Dowling makes her STC directorial debut with an ensemble cast including Sonia Todd, Amber McMahon, Hazem Shammas, Keegan Joyce, Bruce Spence, Nikita Waldron and Ella Jacob.

Timed for the silly season, Rules For Living is the most deliciously dysfunctional Christmas lunch you’ll ever attend.

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