A penthouse suite. New Year’s Eve. Time to meet the parents. What could possibly go wrong?


Presented by State Theatre Company

by Nicki Bloom

Joseph Vale is on top of the world. The self-made head of an eponymous hotel empire, he’s all set to spend New Year’s Eve toasting his successes and celebrating everything he has ever built. Along for the ride is his wife Tina, their newly graduated university educated daughter Isla and her ambitious young boyfriend Angus. Champagne corks pop, egos and ambition collide and the night catches alight with the arrival of an unexpected guest.
From the AWGIE award-winning writer of Little Bird comes this dark-as-pitch comedy with a sting in its tail. Like a collision between the wit of Edward Albee and a modern Greek tragedy, Vale explores ideas of inheritance, ambition, and the way family never loosens its chokehold on anyone. After his powerful turn in Betrayal we welcome back Mark Saturno in the title role alongside State Theatre Company Resident Artist Elena Carapetis and the wonderful James Smith (Volpone, Gorgon).
As Vale twists and turns, one thing becomes clear… this New Year’s Eve there will be fireworks!

Off Stage Post-Show Party
24 Nov, 8pm

Keith's Matinee Club 
29 Nov, 11am
You are invited to stay back in the theatre after the above performance to discover the magic of theatre as Keith Conlon hosts a passionate exploration behind the scenes.

Audio Described Performances
28 Nov, 6.30pm & 25 Nov, 2pm
People with vision impairment are invited to attend these performances with an audio description of the play designed for their needs. Join us one hour prior to the performance time listed for a pre-show discussion of the set and stage, a touch tour with the opportunity to feel the costumes and props as well as being introduced to the cast. Special audio information will be available via www.statetheatrecompany.com.au a few days prior to the performance. Book Audio Described performances here.

Audience members who require hearing assistance can access the Beyerdynamic Hearing System in the Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre. Transmitter packs can be borrowed from the Box Office in the Dunstan Playhouse foyer half an hour before the performance, or pre-book with your ticket purchase with the link above. Patrons can also bring their own headphones.

Captioned Performances
29 Nov, 11am & 6.30pm
These captioned performances are provided in the Dunstan Playhouse to enhance the theatre experience for those who have difficulty hearing. The text of the play will be displayed in real time on plasma screens next to the stage. As not all seats will have the best view of the screens, please contact BASS on 131 246 if you require a caption accessible seat.


Director Geordie Brookman
Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham 
Composer Hilary Kleinig

Cast includes Elena Carapetis, Mark Saturno, James Smith

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29 Nov 2017

Duration 2hrs

Interval 20mins


Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 11:00AM


Dunstan Playhouse


Morning Melodies $39.00

Fees & Charges

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Keith's Matinee Club

29th Nov 11am

Captioned Performances

29th Nov 11am

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