15 Minutes from Anywhere presents 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.

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

Nominated 2018 Green Room Award for Writing (Independent Theatre)


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

Meat Market – The Stables
3 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne

17 to 20 April
Tuesday to Friday
6 pm for a 6.30 pm start

Saturday 21 April
1.30 pm for a 2 pm start
6.30 pm for a 7 pm start

Approximately 70 minutes

Tickets Info
Full $25 Concession $15

For more details view the program.