Presented by Patrick Livesey


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In 2015, Patrick’s mum took her own life.

Even while dealing with the horrific shock and grief of the loss, Patrick was left with the overwhelming question: why?

How could this have happened? What were the signs missed? Who was to blame?

In this world premiere solo play from award-winning actor and writer Patrick Livesey and director Bronwen Coleman (DIRT), Livesey uses verbatim interviews as the basis for this gripping, at times heartbreaking and surprisingly funny new play about love and mental illness.

Thanks to Rosemary Walls and the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund for their support of this work.

Tickets available through the Holden Street Theatres Box Office and adelaidefringe.com.au

Due to the current climate strict Covid restrictions will be in place, please follow all rules on density, social distancing and follow directions from staff.

This is a Masked Event, please help reduce waste by bringing your own mask.
This event requires proof of double vaccination or exemption upon entry.






Praise for Patrick Livesey

"One of the most highly talented young performers in Australia." - Peter Goers OAM

"Livesey is the real deal. A strong, smart, present and dynamic performer." - Mitchell Butel, Artistic Director of STCSA

Praise for Naomi

★★★★★ "It’s a triumph... brilliant, brave and important." - The Advertiser

★★★★★ "Livesey is an accomplished actor. Everything he does is absorbing and natural. This is compelling and important theatre." - Barefoot Review

★★★★★ "Livesey is an immense talent and does not disappoint in this gritty and heart-felt exploration of a deeply personal issue."- Global Media Post

★★★★★"Naomi is a candid yet sensitively presented theatre experience which radiates love from start to finish."- Mindshare

★★★★★ "Naomi is a masterclass in acting by Patrick Livesey and is the must-see piece of theatre of the Fringe!!!" - Stage Whispers

★★★★ "a sophisticated exploration... there shines the glow of a story about love." - InDaily

★★★★"There is much life in the script with plenty of humour as each of the characters played by Livesey come to life and gives us that chance to appreciate a real life family story presented by a truly gifted actor." - The Clothesline

Cast & Crew

Patrick Livesey

Patrick Livesey is a multi-award-winning non-binary actor, writer and producer. In 2018, Patrick wrote and performed The Boy, George, winning the NZ Tour Ready Award and a nomination for Best Performance at Melbourne Fringe. Patrick sold the rights to this work to comedian, Joel Creasey who previewed a sold-out season to Melbourne audiences in 2020. Patrick’s second play, Gone Girls, earned rave reviews at Adelaide Fringe 2020 and is programmed for Gasworks 2022 main season. With their partner, Wil King, they commissioned, produced and starred in Dirt by Angus Cameron, directed by Bronwen Coleman, for Adelaide Fringe 2021, winning four awards and a dozen five-star reviews. Their third play, Naomi was shortlisted for the 2021 Midsumma Queer Playwriting Award.



Genre: Theatre/Solo Show

Origin: VIC

Rating: PG

Duration: 60 Mins

Season: Fringe 2022

Dates: 1 - 20 Mar

1 - 6, 8 - 13 Mar: 7:30pm
5 - 6 Mar: 1:00pm
12 - 13, 19 - 20 Mar: 2:30pm
15 - 20 Mar: 6:00pm

Preview: $25.00
General Admission: $30.00
Concession: $27.00
Group (6+): $25.00
Midweek Treat: $25.00
Double Your Applause: $60.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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