Ruben Guthrie

By Brendan Cowell

22 – 31 March 2012
Theatre Royal Backspace

A significant achievement. The strength of the acting alone makes this a convincing choice for Blue Cow.
— Michael McLaughlin, The Mercury

Ruben Guthrie is on fire. He’s 29, he’s the Creative Director of a cutting-edge advertising agency and he’s engaged to a Czech supermodel. He pours himself a drink to celebrate, a drink to work, a drink to sleep and one spectacular night he drinks so much he thinks he can fly...

Ruben Guthrie is the fabulously sophisticated comedy from Australian actor and playwright Brendan Cowell. He lines up the shots for us in a heady cocktail of fizzy humour and touching revelation. It’s a sparkling play about spiralling high, crashing hard and going to AA with your mum.


Scott Farrow
Chelle Burtt
Andrew Casey
Melanie Irons
Mel King
Les Winspear
John Xintavelonis


Director/Designer Robert Jarman
Stage Manager Jen Cramer
Lighting Designer Reuben Hopkins
Set Installation Richard Kowaluk
Marketing John Xintavelonis
Graphic Design Karen Kluss
Schools Liaison Jeff Michel
Front of House Cassie Xintavelonis