This is a play for the end of the world. Four women in their seventies sit in a suburban backyard, convivially chatting. At first it is almost too recognisable – but there is a frightening and powerful world beneath the surface – a work of visionary theatre.

Is Caryl Churchill the greatest living playwright in the world? In a theatrical poem, about an hour long, she catches the complexity of the 21st century. And just look at that cast! – Eamon Flack, Artistic Director

★★★★ – The Guardian UK
Magnificent … it’s funny, it’s complicated, it’s sinister” – The Huffington Post

Supported by the Oranges & Sardines Foundation


Judi Farr
Kris McQuade
Heather Mitchell
Helen Morse


Set & Costume Designer Elizabeth Gadsby
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Composer & Sound Designer Clemence Williams

Performance Times

23 May – 21 June
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

7.30pm, 23 May
6.30pm, 24 May
7.30pm, 26 May

Opening Night (Invitation Only)
7.30pm, 27 May

Audio Described Performance
2pm, 30 May

Post-show Q&A
2 June, directly following the performance

11.30am, 4 June

Captioned Performance
2pm, 6 June

Schools Performance
11.30am, 10 June

Thursday Matinee
1pm, 18 June


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Running Times and Content Warnings

Approximate running times of each production are uploaded to the production page as soon as that information becomes available. During the rehearsal period running times are liable to change given the extensive workshopping and development each production undergoes before it reaches the stage.

Content warnings will also be uploaded to each production page as they are advised.

Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.