Arts & Entertainment

Never Did Me Any Harm

Photo: Lisa Tomasetti

In this dance production, co-produced by Force Majeure and Sydney Theatre Company, Alan Flower plays various roles including a child and a father.

The story examines modern parenting, and the many ways to get it wrong, right, or somewhere in between. Inspired by Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap, Flower also described it as a way of seeing “a slice of life”.

A collaboration for many years, Never Did Me Any Harm offers “family life that isn’t often seen, it’s a passport to look at the difficulties and joys… It’s funny and sad and very theatrical.”

The joys and terrors of parenting are nothing new, but Never Did Me Any Harm will show them anew.

“It’s very balanced,” added Flower. “It looks at various different sides and viewpoints.”

“Parenting has changed so much. It’s a meditation on all that.” (OA)

Aug 17–20, evenings and matinees. Glen Street Theatre, cnr Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose. $47-$64, student rush $16. Tickets & info: or 9975 1455

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