A coastal town, somewhere in Australia. Skeleton population in winter, swollen with the holiday crowd in summer. This particular bunch have been coming to their beach houses for years. They’ve got the money to enjoy themselves, they always have. Why should it be any different this year? Why should it ever change?

I love this play – its games of love and human foibles, its black sense of humour. It has a classic theatrical motor: a group of people who can’t get through a holiday without throwing a punch and smashing the mirror. But it’s also a big-picture play about us, how the hell we’ve ended up where we are… – Eamon Flack, Artistic Director

Supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation


Mandela Mathia
Richard Pyros
Pamela Rabe
Toby Truslove
Sophie Wilde


Designer Mel Page
Composer & Sound Designer Clemence Williams

Performance Times

21 November – 20 December
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

7.30pm, 21 November
6.30pm, 22 November
7.30pm, 24 November

Opening Night (Invitation Only)
7.30pm, 25 November

Post-show Q&A
1 December, directly following the performance

Unwaged / Schools Performance
11.30am, 3 December

Thursday Matinees
1pm, 10 December
1pm, 17 December


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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.