Cuckoo 2017

Cuckoo - a comic drama

15 Minutes from Anywhere present a new production of Jane Miller’s comic drama, Cuckoo.


Mel and Leo are like a lot of couples. They live in the present, accommodate the past and anticipate a future consisting of half  made plans they’ll probably never realise. One night a young man arrives on their doorstep  with tales of amnesia, stolen bikes, Russians and an almost insatiable appetite for toast. Could he be the son they lost 12 years earlier or simply a clever stranger seeking to inveigle his way into their home?


Past and present collide as Mel and Leo, with their friend Dan, navigate truth, loss, belief and the true cost of happiness.


Written by Jane Miller
Directed by Beng Oh
Cast: Lauren Bailey, Scott Gooding, David Kambouris and Luke Mason


Lauren Bailey

Mel: Lauren Bailey

Scott Gooding

Leo: Scott Gooding

David Kambouris

Dan: David Kambouris

Luke Mason

J: Luke Mason

Beautiful writing that lets hope shine in its blackness” – Aussie Theatre.

An honest, unsettling and thoroughly humorous account of life in the face of tragedy” – Theatre Press.

This well written, performed and constructed play makes you laugh but also manages to make you twist uncomfortably in your seat ” – Arts Hub.

An intriguing work from a playwright to watch” – The Age

The Unknown Union
31 October to 11 November 2017
Level 1, 361 Little Lonsdale Street