Two Cockburn residents bring Tim Winton play to life

Jessica Brooke will perform in Melville Theatre's production of Shrine.
Jessica Brooke will perform in Melville Theatre's production of Shrine.

TWO Cockburn residents will bring a Tim Winton play to life next month.

The production of Shrine, which is set on WA’s south coast and explores themes of love, grief and loss, is directed by Bibra Lake’s Kayti Murphy and stars Coogee’s Jessica Brooke in the role of June.

Brooke said the play was about a couple struggling to recover from the loss of their son Jack, when her character suddenly appears at their door with a story about his final hours.

“You are reminded of the impact you can have on others, both big and small and negative and positive,” she said.

“During my first read of the play, I had moments of laughter, reflective silences and saddened tears.

“By the last page, I could not believe I could be moved so deeply by such a beautiful story and I felt it needed to be heard, so I wanted to be a part of it.”

Shrine is at the Melville Theatre on select dates from February 15 to March 2.

Tickets start from $15 and can be purchased from www.meltheco.org.au or by calling 9330 4565.