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Late Company

Late Company

By Jordan Tannahill
Subjects: Death, Grief & Loss, 2SLGBT / Queer Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Family, Award Winners, By Age, LGBTQ, Family Life
Casting: 2 f, 3 m
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770918979, 120 pages, April 2018
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770918993, 120 pages, April 2018
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770918986, 120 pages, April 2018


One year after the suicide of their teenage son Joel, Debora and Michael Shaun-Hastings sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents. Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as everyone takes a turn in the hot seat for their real or imagined part in the tragedy. Blame shifts over the course of the evening from one person to the next, raising questions no one is prepared to answer.


“A powerfully polarizing script. There is humour and heartbreak in equal parts.”

- Carly Maga

“Tannahill’s writing fizzes with authenticity. His arrow sharp dialogue is by turns comic and excruciating.” 

- Claire Allfree

“Harrowingly powerful . . . a superb play, which deals compassionately yet unflinchingly with grief’s desperate search for an answer to the question: Why?” 

- Tom Wicker

“Tannahill’s subtle writing examines divergent approaches to parenthood without condemning anyone, as well as the challenges of childrearing in the 21st century.”

- Debbie Fein-Goldbach

“This is theatre in its purest form: a cathartic cleansing.” 

- Joe Vesey-Byrne