Love Heart Cardigan

How can someone disappear like they never existed? How can someone lay dead in their home and not be found for 8 years? We assure ourselves by saying ‘this won’t happen to me’ but how can we be so sure that we too won’t fall between the cracks?


“What an amazing performance, so well done and well rehearsed…. It was funny, reflective, respectful….. I just loved it.  I think you have something really special there and it’s relevant to so many individuals whether disabled, elderly, the bullied.  Well done!”
Christine O’Connor

“I was personally overwhelmed with the emotion the group brought to the performance. I was surprised with the level of talent in the group. I said to a couple of my workmates that the performance was of a level that you would pay good money to see.”
Leon Sugrim


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In 2011 RUCKUS developed a short performance piece, Love Heart Cardigan.  This production was created in response to the tragic death of elderly Surry Hills resident Natalie Wood in 2003.  Her death went unnoticed for a staggering 8 years until her body was found in mid-2011. RUCKUS explored the themes of going unnoticed, feeling invisible and disconnected.  They drew on the personal & the imagined to create this unique performance.  RUCKUS performed this production to a full house at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta.

Cast Nathan Basha, Chris Bunton, Gerard O’Dwyer, Audrey O’Connor, James Penny, Jo Rix, Rachel Sugrim & Digby Webster.

Director/ producer/ designer Alison Richardson

Assistant Director Jake Willis

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