Two estranged brothers, Matt and Jay, in their early 30s, come back together as one fights testicular cancer and the other battles addiction. Matt and Jay revisit their dysfunctional childhood and the night that impacted their once unbreakable relationship.
Preview – Williamstown Little Theatre (March 4 – 5)
Adelaide Fringe – The Bakehouse Theatre (March 14-19)
Edinburgh Fringe – Zoo Playground Theatre (Aug 5 – 13th)
★★★★ 1/2 – Stage Whispers – Mark Wickett
‘It’s a fantastic coming together of Drumm’s dialogue and the O’Kanes’ delivery, that will wring your heart through love, grief, fear, and joy.’
★★★★ 1/2 – Barefoot Review – Kym Clayton
‘Brothers is exceptionally fine theatre: an engaging well-written script about characters we care about deeply; skilled acting; sharp direction; and sympathetic production elements.’
★★★★ – The Advertiser
‘Bring some tissues with you to this one because, wow, it’s a tear-jerker. Two estranged brothers are reunited through the most unfortunate of times.’
Matt – Daniel O’Kane
Jay – Liam O’Kane
Writer – Kerry Drumm
Director – Peter Newling
Producer – Emma Hunt
Production Design – Kerry Drumm
Costume Design – Tony Tartaro
Sound Design – Backlot Studio
Lighting Design – Craig Pearcy
Stage Manger (WLT, Adelaide) Rosalin Shafik-Eid
Image © Little Red Fox Productions
We grabbed five minutes with Daniel and Liam O’Kane to talk all things Brothers.
Editor – Visual Jigsaw
Workshops and Development
Developed over 18 months and during Covid lockdowns here in Melbourne, Brothers is a play I worked on closely with director, Peter Newling, actors Daniel O’Kane and Liam O’Kane.
Over a series of workshops I completed the play early 2021.
Brothers is produced by Little Red Fox Productions and is due to tour 2022.