The dilapidated old caravan might be full of musty carpet and faded dreams, but for years a mother and daughter have called it home.
With nowhere else to go, Judy and daughter Donna live on top of each other, knowing the other won’t leave: they’re stuck, and will be till the end.
Judy holds court from the caravan’s double bed, surrounded by pills, a breathing machine and a flat-screen TV. Donna is just desperate not to die there. Donna’s looking to be whisked away by a Tinder date, but as the phone pings and Judy sucks oxygen from a mask in the tiny, cluttered space, they bicker and make up, scream and threaten violence and dream of better things.
Bitter and hilarious, tender and toxic, Caravan is a darkly comic look at life on the margins and the universal need for love.
Presented with Malthouse Theatre
- Angus Cerini
- Patricia Cornelius
- Wayne Macauley
- Melissa Reeves
PHOTO | Pier Carthew