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Death In Bowengabbie

Image by Jacinta Russo

Dates: 2013 Perth; 2014 Melbourne Comedy Fest; 2016 National tour

Company: Shaman Productions

Role: Director


A big black, tender-hearted comedy about Love, Loss and the Mourning After.

Oscar has made a new life in the city, escaping the tragic shadow of his small town past. He has a fiancé, a new job a fresh start.

And then a series of mysterious deaths in the family calls him back to Bowengabbie, and its bizarre festive funerals. Is Love  bringing him back? Or is something more sinister at play…?

Written by Caleb Lewis, starring Bryce Youngman.


★★★★½ Deftly directed by Matt Edgerton, Death in Bowengabbie strikes a perfect balance between comedy and pathos.

Melbourne Herald Sun


Australian Stage

★★★★ Full of surprises…superbly realised

Arts Hub

Impeccable direction… this is a very affectionate tale, told beautifully and charged with an easy humour that had the audience guffawing.

Timeout Perth 


This is a first-class, quality show that is hard to fault.

Theatre Australia


Death in Bowengabbie is a charming and at times darkly comic piece. A masterful example of “less is more.

The AU Review


A fluid, exciting and hilarious adventure. Not once was the audience taken for granted



Lewis and Edgerton let the cat out of the bag with masterly control​

The West Australian

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