'A woman disappears. Four marriages are drawn into a tangled web of love, deceit, sex and death. Not all of them survive. LANTANA is a psychological thriller about love. It's about the mistakes we make, the consequences we suffer, and the attempts we make to fix things up.'
Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 4/12/2013)
First produced by Griffin Theatre Co., Stables Theatre, Sydney, 6 August 1996.
New production by Griffin Theatre Company, Kings Cross, 4 February - 19 March 2011.
Director: Sam Strong.
Designer: Dayna Morrissey.
Lighting Designer: Danny Pettingill.
Sound Designer & Composer: Steve Francis.
Cast: Lucy Bell, Caroline Craig, Andy Rodoreda, and Christopher Stollery.
Also produced by State Theatre Company of South Australia, Adelaide, July 2011.
'I have worked quite a bit with Andrew Bovell. We have collaborated on two (and a half) plays, and a movie, in a group of writers/theatre makers called Six. The four playwrights of the group, the other two being Patricia Cornelius and Christos Tsiolkas, have all learned much from each other. It is a privilege to see another writer’s process up extremely close, from the first seed of an idea to the final performance draft. You get to see how they manage the art of filtering the real world and the world of ideas, and shared avowed intentions into stories, characters, images—theatre. We all came into the group as experienced writers with our own voices, but when working with others who do what you do you can’t help comparing and contrasting; you admire, envy, and sometimes even pinch stuff, albeit unconsciously. I want a bit of that, you think. I want Patricia’s easy, lyrical, colloquial poetry. I want Christos’ morally confounding collisions between characters and ideas.' (Introduction)