'Pete, look mate I'm sorry but there's no easy way to say this. Lydia's dying.'
These are the words Peter Mackenzie wakes up to on a chilly March morning in 2012. Over the next forty eight hours his life is thrown into chaos catapulting him into the decision to leave the UK and return to Australia, the country from which he was exiled thirty years earlier. The opportunity to see Lydia, his mother, one last time means confronting his family, friends and the community of Lazarus that he abandoned as a teenager.
Lazarus Remembered is a powerful domestic drama that explores the challenges within non-traditional family structures. A story about secrets and lies, love and loss, reinvention and redemption but most of all about how the pressure to conform to society’s expectations can tear lives apart.