Brisbane Festival and QUT present


Theatre Republic - The Block
13 - 23 Sep


The Good Room (AUS)
World Premiere

With Caroline Dunphy, Amy Ingram, Thomas Larkin and Michael Tuahine, this world premiere is from the team that brought you I Want To Know What Love Is (2014) and I Should Have Drunk More Champagne (2013).

Based on anonymous apologies and real stories of forgiveness submitted by your friends and frenemies, Brisbane’s own The Good Room bring you this brand new work - a glitter-fuelled finale event for the wronged and the righteous. Bridges will be burned. Hatchets might be buried. Nobody escapes unscathed.

A wildly theatrical and intimately honest testimony, I JUST CAME TO SAY GOODBYE crashes head-first into the foggy terrain of forgiveness to share hundreds of stories of guilt, grudges, remorse, and revenge.


This production contains adult themes, coarse language, references to suicide, sexual violence and depictions of physical aggression. The performance also uses loud sound effects, a haze machine, smoke machine and strobe effects.

Created by Lauren Clelland, Caroline Dunphy, Daniel Evans, Amy Ingram, Kieran Swann

Director: Daniel Evans
Producer/Designer: Kieran Swann
Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright
Composer/Sound Design: Dane Alexander
Choreographer: Nerida Matthaei
Fight Choreographer: Justin Palazzo-Orr
Performers: Caroline Dunphy, Amy Ingram, Thomas Larkin, Michael Tuahine
Stagehand/Ensemble: Bryce Bofinger, Alice England, Trent Geary, Bek Groves, Phoebe Hilton, Madeleine McMahon, Jaya Fisher-Smith, Mercedes Woodrow.
Stage Manager: Jeremy Gordon
Assistant Stage Manager: Teegan Kranenburg
Costume Coordinator: Madeline Taylor
Sound Intern: Michael Cullen
Production Intern: Riette de Jager


Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

I JUST CAME TO SAY GOODBYE has been supported by Metro Arts, Bundanon Trust, and Griffith University.

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Don't be late!

Due to the nature of the venue latecomers will not be admitted

Adult - $29
Concession - $19.90

Duration : 60 minutes
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Theatre Republic - The Block

The Block (Building Z3), QUT Creative Industries
Musk Avenue
QLD 4059

Getting There

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Parking: Paid parking in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village (weekends free); limited Pay & Display street parking on Musk Ave, Blamey St, Victoria Park Rd & Carraway St
Bus: Kelvin Grove busway station; Bus routes 345 and 390 along Kelvin Grove Rd
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