The Vessel and Until Then

A work based on a poem titled “Empty Vessel”, written six months after the death of the writer’s mother in Aged Care. It was a decidedly bleak and unflinching gaze at the terrible wasting disease that is Lewy body dementia.

Mary is the Everywoman of our elders in Care and, similarly to many older women in society, she is often unheard, misunderstood and overlooked. The fact that she is for the most part, non-ambulant and non-verbal, does not prevent her from interacting with the people around her In Mary, we can appreciate the playful, fully-rounded, feisty person she was and still is.   

In Until Then - Rhys and Tony are losing touch with what is real and important in their lives – but it works both ways.

There is reference to family violence and abuse (inferred and spoken) in both plays and we will provide information and phone numbers for referral services in the program and at the performance.

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20 October 2024, 02:00 PM


  • Potato Shed Wadawurrung Country, 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale VIC 3222


  • Adult: $30.00
  • Concession: $28.00


  • First Aid available
  • Parking available
  • Seating/viewing areas
  • Toilets available
  • Undercover areas
  • Wheelchair accessible


Lisa Harvey or Rob MacLeod

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 03 5251 1998

Associated organisation: Potato Shed


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