If I Should Die Before I Wake
The story of three women - a mother and her two adult daughters. Joan, at 75, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. She has always cared for Gillian, her intellectually disabled daughter, but now she and her other daughter, Isabelle, have to face the inevitable question of Gillian's long-term welfare.
"The writing is incredibly sparse where it needs to be, creating an enormous repressed emotionality, which accumulates to the very affecting end. At the same time it captures the natural ebb and flow of intimate conversation, using words not so much to convey meaning as to describe relationships." Maude Davey, Artistic Director, Vitalstatistix National Women's Theatre.
Registered with the Australian Script Centre
Gillian Anderson: Tracy Harvey
Joan Anderson: Maggie Millar
Joan Anderson: Annie Phelan (Victorian tour)
Isabelle Anderson: Margot Knight
Director: Joy Mitchell
Set Design: Nicola McGaan
Lighting Designer: Bernard Angell