The Clock

The Clock

The Clock

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Age is just a number…isn’t it? The Clock is an engaging, insightful and humorous performance that examines and celebrates the ageing process.

Four actors tell interviewing stories of many characters at various stages of their lives. Engaging insightful, humorous and at times confronting, The Clock celebrates the achievement of old age and exposes the myths and misconceptions of the ageing process.

The Clock is written by Award Winning writer Emily Steel and directed by Edwin Kemp Attrill. It is presented by four actors from their mid 20’s to mid 60’s.

The Clock was written early in 2013, and creative development workshops with actors began in January of the same year. By May The Clock debuted through a regional South Australia, which included Mount Gambier, Victor Harbour and Port Augusta.

Post discussion Q&A with Emily Steel, Professor Tracey McDonald and Edwin Kemp Attrill:

Be prepared to leave your belief of ageing behind and allow yourself to be immersed in the humanity.
Audience member, Mt Gambier

A wonderful performance…I’m so proud to be associated with it.
Professor Tracey McDonald, Professor of Ageing, Australian Catholic University

One of the few public offerings that allows audience members to feel good about ageing, to actually feel proud to have aged.
Dr PJ Rose

It was an hour well spent – thoughtful, insightful, funny, sad, challenging.
Audience Member

A loving, entertaining (informative) and charming look at Ageing.
Audience Member

You can read more on our blog, and on the RiAus blog

Want a The Clock performance in your school? Get in contact with us info@actnowtheatre.org.au.


This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education in partnership with RiAus.

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