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Well Mannered

"It's an unpredictable, beautifully structured gothic horror-com"


David Zampatti, The West Australian,

October 2015



​​​"Well Mannered is strange and quite clever. It is a faithful homage to some of the great gothic tales of theatre"

Laura Money, The Australia Times

October 2015

Performance Details

Well Mannered was presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights and Samantha Maclean and Haydon Wilson


20 - 22 January 2017


The Blue Room Theatre, Northbridge

Recommended for ages 15+

Samantha Nerida

Elijah Melvin

Taryn Ryan

Melissa Ettler

Haydon Wilson

Timothy Green

Drew Krapljanov

Rebecca Thompson

Creative Team








Sound Designer

Stage Manager

We all have regrets from when we were kids, don't we?

Some more than most.

Grace, Wendy and Jason abandoned a man trapped in a well as he begged for their help. As they grew up so did their denial, and they cling to their yearly dinner party rather than trying to face what they’ve done. This time however, Jason has had enough. What’s hiding under the table?

Well Mannered used absurdism, shadow puppetry and physical theatre to ask if ignorance really is bliss.

Originally devised as part of TILT as part of WAAPA’s Bachelor of Performance Making, directed by Samantha Nerida (Tissue), performed by a killer cast of emerging artists, with sound design by Drew Kraplijanov (Between Solar Systems, Frankenstein), we cordially invited you to dinner.

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