3-21 October 2017

the old 505 theatre, newtown

Dear Sir,

We write to you from the trenches of a pernicious war.

We persevere only in the knowledge that our virtuous garden is being tended, cared for and cultivated.

Spring is almost here.

Oh the privilege of Spring.

Yours in truth,

La Femme du Jardin


Join Clockfire Theatre for a world underfoot, where nature sprouts and women wise, write and rise - considerately of course.





Director | Emily Ayoub

Lead Devisor/Performer | Alicia González

Devisors/Performers | Catherine Parle, Laura Turner & Tony Weir

Composer & Sound Designer | Ben Pierpoint

Design Collaborator | Amanda McNamara

Lighting Designer | Ryan Devlin

Stage Manager | Luke Cignarella

Assistant Stage Manager | Samuel Newing-Stern


With Illustrations by Sunita Lewis


Australian-Indian Sydney based artist and illustrator Sunita Lewis, has worked in collaboration with Clockfire to create a body of work which will be exhibited in the foyer of the Old 505 Theatre prior to the show. Her exhibition is inspired by natural shapes, particularly flora and the female form. The simple act of drawing itself informs her practice of minimalist line work and stippling. Drawing is a meditative activity for her and she is pleased when viewers report that her art has a similar effect on their perception and consciousness.


Limited prints will be available for purchase from Sunita throughout the season.


Website: www.sunitalewis.com  Instagram: @sunitalewis


This project is supported with funding from Q Theatre, Penrith's Artist in Residency program, Hothouse Theatre's A Month in the Country residency and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres as part of the Flash Residency Program 2017.