The Jungle
And The Sea

Written and Directed by S. Shakthidharan & Eamon Flack

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates CANCELLED (2020 Season)

Click here to view the 2022 production page of The Jungle and The Sea

*** Given the unfolding situation with Covid-19 in Australia we have made the difficult but necessary decision to indefinitely postpone The Jungle and the Sea and we will no longer be able to stage it as part of the 2020 season.


Co-Produced with Lingalayum Dance Company

A mother, in a time of war. She loses members of her family, one after the other – but she never loses hope. A rich, sweeping new play from the team that made the acclaimed Counting and Cracking. The Jungle and the Sea leans on two great pillars of literature – Antigone and the Mahābhārata – to forge a new story about surviving loss and the possibility of reconciliation.

Counting and Cracking was written in honour of those who tried to halt Sri Lanka’s descent into civil war. The Jungle and the Sea is written in honour of those who survived the war, and the ways they found to uphold their dignity even when eveything else was falling down around them. – S. Shakthidharan

Supported by the Game Changers.


Choreographer Anandavalli
Set & Costume Designer Dale Ferguson
Lighting Designer Veronique Benett
Associate Composer Arjunan Puveendran
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Brooke Kiss


Prakash Belawadi
Nadie Kammallaweera
Arjunan Puveendran

Jacob Rajan
Kalieswari Srinivasan
Vaishnavi Suryaprakash
Rajan Velu

  • 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.

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