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Birthday Balloon ()

Produced by

Mauzy May Productions

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Steve Cochrane
Director: Steven Gallagher


Factory Studio Theatre


January 3rd, 2018 – January 14th, 2018


David and Millie are on the brink of divorce after a horrible tragedy. Through the lens of this dying marriage, Birthday Balloon examines a “new” Newfoundland in the wake of the province’s worst economic downturn since the 1930s. Millie has stayed behind in Newfoundland, while David has been forced to work as a pipe fitter in Fort McMurray. She believes they are strong enough to continue on from the pain. He thinks too much has changed for them to keep going. (


Craig Pike David Brake
Renée Hackett Millie Brake

Creative Team

Steve Cochrane Playwright
Steven Gallagher Director
Dana Puddicombe Assistant Director


Renée Hackett Producer


Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer
Sebastian Quinn Hoodless Studio Head Technician