Dead Man's Cell Phone


Canberra REP would like to thank Anthony Costello Automotive for their generous donation, helping to bring Dead Man's Cell Phone to you. 

13–29 June 2024

Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Kate Blackhurst

Preview Thursday 13 June (followed by a Q&A with the cast and director)
Season: 14–29 June 2024
Evenings 7:30pm: Wed – Sat
Matinees 2pm: 22, 23 + 29 June


In a quiet cafe, well-meaning Jean answers a stranger's incessantly ringing cell phone. But the stranger is dead and Jean's future is now irrevocably connected to this stranger's complicated past.

Jean just wants a peaceful moment in a café sipping her coffee, but the man next to her won’t answer his phone. After it rings three times in a row Jean has had enough. She answers the call. Then she discovers he’s dead. Suddenly Jean is entwined in the lives of his grieving friends and family while uncovering a whole lot of mysterious loose ends that need to be tied up. This bizarre and biting comedy explores contemporary connection in a technologically obsessed world.

An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORIGIN (TM) Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Inc. - A Concord Theatricals Company

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Jean - Jess Waterhouse
Gordon/Dwight - Bruce Hardie
Mrs Gottleib - Elaine Noon
Hermia - Victoria Dixon
The Other Woman/A Stranger - Alex McPherson


Thursday 13 June, 7:30pm Preview (followed by a Q&A with the Cast & Director)
Friday 14 June, 7:30pm Opening Night
Saturday 15 June, 7:30pm

Wednesday 19 June, 7:30pm
Thursday 20 June, 7:30pm
Friday 21 June, 7:30pm
Saturday 22 June, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 23 June, 2:00pm

Wednesday 26 June, 7:30pm
Thursday 27 June, 7:30pm
Friday 28 June, 7:30pm
Saturday 29 June, 2:00pm & 7:30pm


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