Long Drive Together by Neptune Henriksen

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Two friends. Fifteen years. One road trip.

In their debut two-hand play, critically acclaimed writer/director Neptune Henriksen delivers a frank and heartfelt hour exploring the beauty of intersectional friendship, second coming-of-age and moving through grief.

Long Drive Together is the story of two high school friends, Solar (Neptune Henriksen) and Dylan (Lou Sebial), who reunite after years apart, now thirty years old, to road trip from Adelaide to country NSW.

The pair’s destination is their home town and the grave of their mutual friend, Charlie. An attempt to honour her on the fifteen year anniversary of her death by suicide.

Along the way the pair joyfully reminisce, discuss tough realities and wonder if they’re still as close as they once were.

Told through snappy banter, modern dance and real-talk duologue in a 55 minute one-act, Long Drive Together is an original work not to be missed.

Critical Acclaim:

  • A perfectly pitched hour” ★★★★★ - The Scotsman (UK)
  • A thoughtfully created piece which is truly relevant, as well as funny" ★★★★★ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (UK)
  • Beyond superb” ★★★★★ - TheatreReviews.co.uk (UK)
  • I recommend [the show] to those who want a good laugh and those who wish to know that they’re not alone.” ★★★★★ - Voice Magazine (UK)

Audience Feedback:

  • Subtle, real, relatable, nostalgic, and brought me to tears” - Toyer, Audience Member
  • It was so beautiful. It made me ugly cry” - Gretchen, Audience Member
  • Hilarious, heartfelt, and a superb exploration of friendship, gender, and Blink-182” - Lauren Bok, Melbourne Comedian
  • Truly an amazing piece of art” - Saph, Audience Member

Content Notes:

  • Themes of: teen suicide, past suicidal ideation; depression, bipolar, isolation; prolonged emotional abuse, queerphobia, CPTSD
  • Mentions of sexuality and BDSM -Frequent high impact course language
  • Frequent lighting changes (no strobe)
  • Sudden loud music

PLEASE NOTE: This show has a No Late Comers policy

— The Scotsman (UK)

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Dates & Times

WHEN 5-10 Feb | Mon-Sat 7pm


FULL $39.00
CONC $35.00
GROUP $31.00 - (min 6)
COMPANION FREE - please contact [email protected] or 03 9663 8107 to arrange


The Butterfly Club - Upstairs

5 Carson Pl, Melbourne CBD

Get directions


Flinders Street


Any Swanston St tram to stop 11 (City Square) | tram 11, 12, 48, 109 to stop 6 (Melbourne Town Hall) | tram 86, 96 to stop 6 (Swanston St/Bourke St)

Event notes


Themes of a sexual nature, Strong language, Latecomer lockout, References to suicide and/or self-harm, Mature themes, Loud or sudden noises

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