During 2019, Dan and Clare began developing a new work called The Anniversary working alongside director and co-creator Peter Haughton. This brand new show is about an elderly couple who hate each other so much they literally want to kill each other. Largely non-verbal, with beautifully choreographed physical comedy routines, think Beckett meets Wallace and Grommit.
In 2020 they continued working on the show and presented three ‘work in progress showings’ in at The Lyric Hyperion Theatre in LA and alongside the Handsome Little Devil’s Production Company in Denver. The Anniversary was due to premiere at Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre in March 2020, but was postponed due to COVID. Now it is BACK with dates for February 2021 at Melbourne’s Fortyfive Downstairs.
More about the show.
You’re invited to Jim & Barb’s golden wedding anniversary!
After 50 years of marriage, these Baby Boomers from Balwyn annoy one another so much… they literally want to kill each other. Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg is on the TV telling them that the world is on fire and it’s all their fault.
Their comedic dissent into the disappointing abyss of unfulfilled dreams and a mounting fear of ‘what’s outside’ is layered with precision timing, nonsensical absurdity and deadpan delivery.
The Anniversary is a brand new murderously hilarious, physical farce. Think Beckett meets Wallace and Gromit.