Flatline With Two Sugars

Book and Lyrics by Laura Gardner

Music and Additional Lyrics by Katie Morton

Directed by Karen Anslow

Music Directed by Katie Morton

Lucie has an unnatural gift - she learns a person’s cause and time of death whenever she touches them. She works in a cafe for Jake and does her best to keep people at a distance, avoiding personal relationships at all costs. But when she meets the charismatic Ana, she gives into temptation and sets off a chain of events that leaves her scrambling to live with the consequences of interfering with fate.

Footlights are very excited to present this original work in its first ever production. In this magical world, which could be that cafe down the road, you will find yourself asking do you really want to know? And what would you do if you knew?

Director's Note

"I have huge admiration for my fellow Footlights members Laura and Katie for creating this heartbreaker of a show, and I felt quite humbled when they approached me to direct it. I love that this is a New Zealand story, and love hearing our own accents on the stage! The cast has embraced the challenge of bringing a brand new show to life and I’m so proud of the work they are doing. Tragic love story, sisterly redemption, cafe humour, beautiful music and more - it has been a joy to work on."

- Karen Anslow


Ellie Stewart - Lucie

Cassandra Tse - Ana

India Loveday - Cara

Kevin Orlando - Jake

Darryn Woods - Markus

Vishan Appanna - Douchebag

Renée Iosefa Neil - Auntie Charlie

Preya Gothanayagi - Max/Parent

Ruby Kemp - Morgan/Mugger

Alex Rabina - Busker


Katie Morton - Piano/Conductor

Stephen Clothier - Viola

Bernadette Stander - Cello

John Costa - Double Bass


Sam Burnard - Stage Manager

Aaron Blackledge & Darryn Woods - Lighting Design

Madison Reid Le Clerc - Sound Design

Patrick Barnes - Assistant Stage Manager & Technical Operator