Good Cook. Friendly. Clean.

By Brooke Robinson

4 May - 16 June


Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 6 June 2pm & 7pm

A portrait of a woman slipping through the cracks of Sydney’s housing crisis. It’s not a comfortable play—it’s a critical one.

Where do you go when you don’t have a home?

Coming home one night, Sandra learns she has two weeks to move out. It’s nothing personal, her housemates just have a friend who needs somewhere to stay. No choice but to pack up and find another sharehouse. But Sandra is in her 50s. And affordable places are hard to find in the ruthless Sydney rental market. In one interview after another, she contorts herself into the shape of what she thinks people want in a housemate. But with each rejection she becomes increasingly desperate, losing control of her life in frighteningly simple ways.

Brooke Robinson has written an unflinching examination of homelessness, asking how willing we are, as a society, to take care of our most vulnerable. As the housing crisis worsens, what happens to people like Sandra – to those who don’t own a home, who are getting older and don’t have family to fall back on?

Funny until it’s not, Good Cook. Friendly. Clean. is a devastating portrait of someone slipping through the cracks. It’s not a comfortable play—it’s a critical one. And under the direction of Marion Potts, looking away is not an option.


Lee Lewis on Good Cook. Friendly. Clean

Director Marion Potts
Designer Melanie Liertz
With Fayssal Bazzi, Tara Morice

Preview 4 – 8 May
Opening Nights 9 & 10 May
Season 11 May – 16 June

Performance Times

Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 6 June 2pm & 7pm

Meet The Artists Tuesday 22 May
Captioned Performance Tuesday 5 June

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Sydney teens speak: time to mention the ‘p’ word
I’d rather feel clean than feel full.” These are the words of a young homeless woman named Alexa. Every month she is forced to choose between a meal and a pack of pads. While she may choose the pads, many other women in similar situations don’t, and instead must find their own alternativesRead more
– Sydney Morning Herald

Women on the Edge
Insight reveals the true extent of a hidden issue: women and homelessness…Watch now

Ageing women in financial strife the new face of Australian homelessness
Charities are reporting increases of up to 44 per cent in the number of older women seeking homelessness services in the past five years and government stats are showing half a million women will fall into housing stress over the next two decadesRead more
Daily Telegraph