By Taylor Mac
Director Anthea Williams

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 12 August – 10 September 2017
  • Duration Approx 2 hours inc. interval

    Isaac has come home from the blood and horror of a foreign war to look after his sick Dad, only to find a family home that looks like a bomb has gone off. And, in a way, that’s just what’s happened. It turns out his younger sibling is transgender, his Mum isn’t under the thumb of her domineering husband any more, and they’re going to smash the Patriarchy to smithereens.

    But in this absurd comedy, blowing up the past doesn’t necessarily set you free.

    Come and watch Helen Thomson go to town in a cracker of a leading role in what seems to be a conventional play but is actually almost a vaudeville – of America, war, money, gender. You’ll see all those things differently by the time we’re through. It’s also hilarious. – Eamon

    Hir is supported by the Creative Development Fund. 

    Trigger warning: This production contains references to domestic violence and emotional trauma. It also contains adult themes and coarse language.


    Writer Taylor Mac
    Director Anthea Williams
    Set & Costume Designer Michael Hankin
    Composer & Sound Designer Steve Toulmin
    Lighting Designer Sian James-Holland
    Associate Artist Lucky Price
    Voice / Dialect Coach Paige Walker
    Movement Director Scott Witt
    Design Assistant Jeremy Allen
    Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
    Assistant Stage Manager Keiren Smith


    Kurt Pimblett
    Greg Stone
    Helen Thomson
    Michael Whalley


    Rehersal images by Brett Boardman
    • Podcast

      Step behind the scenes with director Anthea Williams and her fabulous cast as they discuss gender, politics and family dysfunction in Taylor Mac’s smash hit play Hir.

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