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Meet and get to know
Heather, Esme, Michael J Finch and Grand Uncle.
They want to talk about where they come from and where they are going.
Aren’t we all just trying to find our way home?



PART1: GETTING TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER
(recording of the show)
April and July 2008
There were 4 'stages' which were active simultaneously so the audience could jump between the stages and interact with the 4 characters by typing through the chat.
review by Helen Varley jamieson for Furhterfiled.org (full review)


PART2: STAYING IN TOUCH
(full radio show)
Until August 2008

Grand Uncle made a series of radio shows, during which he interviewed members of our audience, developing the stories of the 4 characters in collaboration with them.

music: Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, Bob Marley and Brynne
voices: Doug Leonard as Grand Uncle, Suzon Fuks as Esmé, Miljana Peric as Gisela, Morehu Solomon as Peter Smith, Scotia Monkivitch as Kathy, Helen Varley Jamieson as Heather's mum, Elizabeth McBain as Lizzy, with Tara Rebele and Brynne as themselves.


PART3: THE BIG GET-TOGETHER
(recording of the show)
080808 Upstage festival
Interactive play on one stage.

Grand Uncle was on the air at FAQ Radio, fielding calls from people on the trail of missing relatives, including the missing Micheal Finch, who may have run off to Australia to meet with Kathy, or may have been holed up by ex-wife Jenny who wants to declare him dead and claim the insurance. The radio show unfolded, together with songs for each of the callers, and line drawings the signified each of the callers, and sometimes started sliding into each other.

- review by Bree Hadley for Australianstage.com.au
(full review)