Based on anonymous apologies and real stories of forgiveness submitted by your friends and frenemies, Brisbane’s own The Good Room bring you this brand new work – a glitter-fuelled finale event for the wronged and the righteous. Bridges will be burned. Hatchets might be buried. Nobody escapes unscathed.
A wildly theatrical and intimately honest testimony, I JUST CAME TO SAY GOODBYE crashes head-first into the foggy terrain of forgiveness to share hundreds of stories of guilt, grudges, remorse, and revenge.
Witness this world premiere from the team that brought you I Want To Know What Love Is (2014) and I Should Have Drunk More Champagne (2013).
12 – 23 SEPTEMBER 2017, THEATRE REPUBLIC, BRISBANE FESTIVAL
Created by The Good Room – Lauren Clelland, Caroline Dunphy, Dan Evans, Amy Ingram, Leah Shelton, and Kieran Swann
“What [The Good Room] do is throw everything onto the floor – a vast collection of ideas and feelings and responses to real events and crowdsourced verbatim material – pour fuel over it, and set it on fire to create a spectacular event and food for thought, for a life outside the theatre that demands our burning presence.”
“A potent, considered, and finely crafted work which reminds us how hard it is – and how important – to say sorry…Instead of betraying the secrets they have been entrusted with, I Just Came So Say Goodbye honours them in a finely tuned and fascinating work of theatre. 4 stars.”
“Fast and furious with an apocalyptic sensibility…tender in heartfelt vulnerability…visually quite stunning.”
BLUE CURTAINS BRISBANE
“A theatrical blitzkrieg…”
CAMERON PEGG, THE AUSTRALIAN
I JUST CAME TO SAY GOODBYE was co-presented with Brisbane Festival, and has been created with the support of Metro Arts, Brisbane City Council, and Arts Queensland.
photography by Fenlan Chuang.