In 2013, FLAME TREE, by award winning playwright Wayne Tunks, premiered in Melbourne to critical and commercial acclaim. Now it’s Sydney’s turn to see this gritty Australian drama starring some of Sydney’s finest independent theatre actors.

“Wayne Tunks script is beautifully written with some honest and real dialogue that has you feeling not like you are watching a play but as if eavesdropping on some private conversations.” – THEATRE PRESS

Years ago, Tess left her small country town in the back of a police wagon after confessing to lighting the fire that devastated the town nand killed her best friend. Now she’s back and most of the townsfolk naren’t exactly happy to see her – least of all her Aunty, her ex boyfriend and his new fiancé. This is the story of one woman’s fight for redemption.

Wayne Tunks has been writing and producing independent theatre since 2000, having his work performed all over Australia. His most successful shows include, “The Subtle Art of nFlirting” (5 sell out seasons), “We’ll Always Have Wagga”, “The Bridesmaid Must Die!”, “Silvertop Ash”, and his hit play, “37 Ways To Say I’m Gay”, which will play again this year in the Gold Coast and Canberra. Earlier this year, “The Girlie Show” opened to commercial and critical acclaim in both Sydney and Melbourne. Wayne has also been a storyliner on Australia’s longest running drama series, “Neighbours


15/6/16 – 2/7/16 at the Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville.

For more about Flame Tree, visit http://www.thedepottheatre.com/flame-trees

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  1. I had the pleasure of attending Flame Trees last night.
    Wayne Tunks script made me question my own morals.
    If I’d been in the small town scenario where each and every person is affected what would I have done.
    The honest and raw emotions from the ensemble reached in and ripped my heart up.
    Who was a winner? Who lost?
    And the references throughout to the flame trees song was perfect.
    I really believed it was a small country town scenario.
    Great performance of a great script.
    Thank you for a fabulous night.

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