Robbery Waitress on Bail draws its inspiration from the pages of Melbourne’s tabloids.

Its starting point is the report of a waitress who acts as a hostage in a robbery while her fiancé holds a knife to her throat in the all-night cafe where she works.

This piece has all the elements of a Hitchcock thriller and kept audiences on the edge of their seats from its first performance.

Premiered Athenaeum Theatre II, Melbourne, 3 December 1997.


“A sleek intellectual thriller”
LGNY, May 1997.

“Guerin handles handles her material with delicate clarity, insists on nothing. The result is beautiful, thoughtful work.”
The Village Voice, April 1997

Images: Johan Elbers