A man disappears. A woman is convicted. The case divides a state.
An Inconvenient Woman does not make any judgment about Susan Neill-Fraser’s guilt or innocence, but asks probing questions about a judicial system under the spotlight. On Australia Day, 2009, Bob Chappell went missing from his yacht Four Winds.
On August 20, his partner of 20 years, Susan Neill-Fraser was arrested for his murder. With no body, no forensic evidence connecting the accused and no clear motive presented, the case has divided the public and raised much conjecture in and outside the courtrooms of Tasmania and beyond.
Theatre thrives on controversy, intrigue and mystery. This true story is brought to the stage by playwright Brian Peddie with dramaturgy by Aidan Fennessy.
Produced by The Tasmanian Theatre Company
Director Aidan Fennessy
Assistant director Melissa King
Designer Roz Wren
Lighting Designer Nicholas Higgins
Sound Designer Heath Brown
Executive Producer Mark Blumer
Cast Joe Clements, Anne Cordiner, Craig Irons, Maeve Mhairi MacGregor, Jeff Michel
Dates Tues 24 October – Sat 4 November
Venue Pop-Up Theatre No. 9, Evans Street
Patron advice Occasional strong language, mature themes.
Duration 70 minutes (no interval)