'Vera Benn (Catherine Wilkin) is a famous clairvoyant who "sees" people's fates only by touching objects owned by them. She is married to Frank (John McTernan). Her daughter, Lucy (Tammy McCarthy) has abandoned her failed fashion design career to start an innovative restaurant called The Common Dish. Her partners are her ex-engineer and security guard boyfriend, Daniel (Paul English) and their randy chef pal, Ewan (Simon Wilton). The manifesto is, "just soup, bread and no bullshit"
'Their lives seem newly hopeful, charmed, as do the lives of Alan (Kevin Harrington) and Rosemary (Alison Whyte) who are just engaged. But there is a creeping sense of doom. There are misunderstandings, deceptions, financial problems are solved in unorthodox ways. And Vera's heart disease requires a transplant. Things start to fall apart and despair replaces hope.'
'Kate Herbert Theatre Reviews'. Original review published 9 September 1998. (http://kateherberttheatrereviews.blogspot.com.au/1998/09/shark-fin-soup-by-michael-gurr-sept.html) (Sighted: 02/05/2017)
Produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company at the George Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, 10 September - 10 October 1998.
Director: Bruce Myles.
Cast: Peta Brady, Kevin Harrington, Tammy McCarthy, John McTernan, Alison Whyte, Catherine Wilkin, and Simon Wilton.