In the best tradition of noir thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat, Tom Gardiner’s play ‘The Salt Remains’ is a study in twists and turns that will keep the audience guessing. Gardiner has written two formidable characters and trapped them in a deadbeat pub, that we can all relate to, in a small rural town at the end of the line.

Olivia is an enigma who only just exists, working a job she hates. David is a middle-aged tourist passing through. When he arrives at the door, David is seeking refuge, from what is not clear.

What tortured complexities drag the smell of salty mist from their haunting pasts to the present?

A story of thwarted redemption, the crossing of their paths is an inconvenient intrusion. But like rivers, some paths should never be crossed because there is no turning back.

This is intelligent, original theatre in the style of Hitchcock but with its own unique flavour. ‘The Salt Remains’ will keep you enthralled, guessing again and again as this thought-provoking tale unfolds.

JUTE's critically acclaimed production had audiences jumping out of their seats.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party
4 - 2 x Actors, 1 x Stage Manager, 1 x Mech/Tech

Violence and 15+ concepts

JUTE's vision is of a world made richer through theatre! With over 20 years experience of producing almost exclusively new Australian works, JUTE has a reputation for excellent performances, stunning design and surprising new stories. 98% of our surveyed audience consistently rate the quality of our productions as good-excellent and state that they would recommend to their friends! Peers from 'down south' are often surprised by the quality of JUTE work. JUTE is a champion for regional theatre and can bring our vast knowledge of working in the regions to your centre.

JUTE is a jewel in the Australian theatre industry and its time for us to share this with the world!

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Unique Selling Point

The Salt Remains is a THRILLER for the stage, when most theatre can be categorised into drama or comedy. This play takes its audiences on a suspenseful ride in real time. As every minute ticks by the audience and characters uncover the mystery as one. This reality type experience makes it a gripping piece of theatre.

Marketing Materials

Media Releases Bios Production Photos Flyers Posters Promo Video Reviews from JUTE Theatre Company's production June 2016.

Community Engagement

Cast are available for press calls & sponsor talks.

A Post show Q&A follows the performance is an opportunity to discuss the response to the show and ask questions about the process of creating the work, allow the audience to delve into the creative process, and come away with a better understanding of what they have seen.

Like a TED talk, it's only 20 minutes and the audience leaves knowing more about how theatre is created, the problem-solving that the creative team went through to come up with solutions.