Twelve Times He Spoke

How can you put a whole life on stage?

It begins simply enough, mapping the twists and turns of one man’s unremarkable life. But the course he has charted is not the one that unfolds, and he ends up in places – some quite dark – that were never part of his plan. The fortunes, mishaps, and joys of his years provide a life-long reminder that happiness and comfort can be found in the seemingly insignificant. That the unremarkable can in fact grow to something rich and rare.

Written by multi-award winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer, Twelve Time He Spoke follows the journey of one man’s life reflected a selection of speeches and intimate moments in which one man chooses, or is chosen, to speak before a gathered group of others: his classmates, his teammates, friends, colleagues and strangers. The audience bears witness to his life in moments as he puts himself “on the public record”, to say the things that need to be said.

This is vital and engaging theatre. One that gets to the heart of the way men navigate their place in the world…..It’s the kind of work that makes you think of your father, brother, partner and the moments they’ve struggled to speak in public, and the moments they’ve overcome the terror because what they needed to say was more important than their fear.



Guy Hooper

Finegan Kruckemeyer

Ben Winspear

Sound Designer
Heath Brown

Stage & Tour Manager
Adam ‘Gus’ Powers

Blue Cow Theatre
Performing Lines TAS

Information for Presenters

Presentation History

Stanley Town Hall
Stanley, TAS
Portland Memorial Hall
St Helens, TAS
Paranaple Arts Centre
Devonport, TAS
Swansea Town Hall
Swansea, TAS
Kettering Community Hall
Kettering, TAS
Moonah Arts Centre
Moonah, TAS
Deloriane Little Theatre
Deloriane, TAS

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

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