by Grace de Morgan

directed by Peter Blackburn


“It’s unusual to find a Fringe show that is a full-length…and well-made play with an appealing and talented cast of five and directed by a fully professional and accomplished director…Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y is the best work so far from North of Eight.” - Stage Whispers

“The production is a collaboration of two 'forces of nature' - independent theatre companies Key Conspirators and North of Eight harnessing a wide breadth of acting and production talent very evident in Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y” - Weekend Notes

For our 2019 season, North of Eight is thrilled to announce that we are doing a co-production with our friends at Key Conspirators. We will be presenting the world premiere of Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y by Grace de Morgan, directed by Peter Blackburn, at Melbourne Fringe Festival.

SEPTEMBER 12 - 22 | 6:15pm

(5:15pm Sundays. No Monday shows)

New Council Chambers, Trades Hall

“Do you think you can still be friends with someone if you don't agree with their politics?”

“Of course you can. Just don't talk about politics.“

Four old friends from youth group. Four very different faith journeys. One snug log cabin. ‘Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y’ is a new play exploring how teenage faith plays out in adult life and what the logical breaking point of any childhood friendship should be. A darkly comic drama that explores the wide political spectrum of faith and love, and how conflicting paradigms can affect friendships. ‘Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y’ is not a story about right or wrong; it’s about caring for the people you disagree with, knowing when to stand up for your values and when to reconsider your position. Set against the backdrop of the marriage plebiscite ‘Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y’ is for anyone that’s ever disagreed with a friend or kept a secret from one. It’s a story about gay rights, women’s rights, faith and mental health - best enjoyed with a (large) glass of Shiraz.

Developed as part of The Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship, 'Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y' won Highly Commended at the Rodney Seaborn Award 2017.


Directed by Peter Blackburn

Assistant Directed by Jessica Martin

Performed by Siobhan Connors, Pat Moonie, Vivian Nguyen, Jessica Stanley & Gideon Wilonja

Produced by Emma Choy & Siobhan Connors, assisted by Anthea Greco

Set and Costume Design by Helen Rofe, assisted by Pat Moonie

Lighting Design by Shane Grant

Sound Design by Justin Gardam

Stage Managed by Mazz Ryan

Marketing by Cathy Smith, Phil Evans & Faran Martin

Images by Jack Dixon-Gunn

Graphic design by Liv Godfrey

Special thanks to Auspicious Arts Projects & The Wood Samaritan, Brunswick East.