Sex, Death & A Cup of Tea

In 2008, four internationally regarded playwrights spent a week in four widely separated and unique Tasmanian communities, Miena, Swansea, King Island and Zeehan. Each playwright drew inspiration from the communities and their people to write four new plays.

Sex, Death and a Cup of Tea – an eclectic offering of keenly observed perspectives on the Tasmanian experience. Four great stories about love, loss, betrayal and fishing. Linked by journeys across beautiful landscapes and between emotional states, Sex, Death and a Cup of Tea is funny, poignant and provocative theatre.

These plays are unique and at the same time universal, reminding us how our own sense of place can connect us to those miles away.


Adam Grossetti
Finegan Kruckemeyer
Debra Oswald
Sue Smith

Director & Designer
Robert Jarman

Craig Wood

Set realisation
Jill Munro
Charles Parkinson
Roz Wren

Costume maker/coordinator
Helen Edwards

Set artwork
Petra Lagewaard
Anja Reinalda

Mattie Swanson
Kiah Davey

Guy Hooper
Scott Farrow
Jemma Gates
Joan Murray

Tasmanian tour produced by Performing Lines TAS

Information for Presenters

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Sex, Death and a Cup of Tea was originally commissioned through a partnership between the Australian
Script Centre and the Tasmanian Theatre Company to commemorate the Centre’s 30th anniversary.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.