By Kate Mulvany. Melbourne Theatre Company (Vic). Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio. Director, Anne-Louise Sarks; Set and Costume Design, Christina Smith; Lighting Designer, Matt Scott. 17 February – 4 April, 2012.
The Seed, by Kate Mulvany, is a play about the uncomfortable truths that exist in all families, and the disempowering and intrusive nature of war.
Rose, a writer travels with her father from Australia to meet her Irish grandfather in Nottingham, hoping to be rewarded with the Maloney family history. Sifting through the family folklore, Rose’s questions lead her into uncomfortable truths about herself, her family, and ultimately into greater appreciation of their imperfect family bonds.