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Australia, on the cusp of a new century. Sybylla Melvyn has grown up beyond the black stump, but she is determined to get away and make her own spectacular mark on the world. But if that’s to happen, she must first surmount collapsing family fortunes, a world hardwired against headstrong women, and the insistent nagging of love.

One of our great tales of emancipation and identity, fashioned in a new adaptation by rising Australian playwright Kendall Feaver, with the irrepressible Nikki Shiels as Sybylla.

Dark, funny, and roughly a century ahead of her time, Sybylla’s voice is one that demands to be heard – a guttural cry of rage against the inequities set at birth. – Kendall Feaver

Supported by the Chair’s Circle


Tom Conroy
Nikki Shiels

Guy Simon
Helen Thomson


Set and Costume Designer Robert Cousins
Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson
Stage Manager Natalie Moir
Assistant Stage Manager Ayah Tayeh

Performance Times

12 September – 18 October
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

7.30pm, 12 September
6.30pm, 13 September
7.30pm, 15 September

Opening Night (Invitation Only)
7.30pm, 16 September

Audio Described Performance
2pm, 19 September

Post-show Q&A
22 September, directly following the performance

11.30am, 24 September

Schools Performance
11.30am, 14 October

Thursday Matinees
1pm, 1 October
1pm, 8 October


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Running Time 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.