the wind in the underground

Whitney Richard and Rowan Davie

Whitney Richard and Rowan Davie

The Wind in the Underground was commissioned by Redline Productions as part of the inaugural New Fitz Writers Program and its premiere season was directed by Lucy Clements. Following its opening in May, 2017, the show went on to have a highly successful run at the Perth Fringe Festival in 2018, where it was nominated for Best Theatre Production.

When the youngest brother returns from overseas, four siblings come together to decide the fate of the house they grew up in. As the past and present collide, the four actors on stage constantly switch between the child and adult selves. Childhood dynamics re-emerge and the complexities of family bonds are exposed. A coming of age story about learning to let go and the wonders of travel, the play is a moving examination of the unique nature of sibling relationships.



Sam O’Sullivan questions the very notion of home in this superbly written play. Laura Money. FOURTH WALL MEDIA. FULL REVIEW.

A brilliant exploration of the past’s influence on our present, told from the perspective of a broken family and its four very different siblings. Elisha Hammond. DIRKSEY. FULL REVIEW.

Sam O’Sullivan’s clever, complex take on home and family shines in director Lucy Clements’ hands in The Wind in The Underground, a new production from New Ghosts Theatre Company.. Must See. Kim Kirkman. ON THE TOWN. FULL REVIEW.

Playwright Sam O’Sullivan intricately and beautifully weaves motifs and themes throughout his script, and director Lucy Clements keeps the pace taut and the energy full of fire and vitality. Cicely Binford. XPRESS MAGAZINE. FULL REVIEW.


Photos by Rupert Reid Photography