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National Theatre of Parramatta in 2017


National Theatre of Parramatta launched in November 2015 as Riverside Theatres resident company, creating work which reflects the diversity of Australia today.

For the 2017 season, inspired by the Middle-Eastern ancient tradition of story-telling and breaking bread, we present Hakawati with story-tellers sharing stories of universal wisdom, romance and heroism with a contemporary twist, directed by Wayne Harrison.


Hakawati will be part of Sydney Festival 2017 and will go on-sale on the 31st October.

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Also in the season is Smurf in Wanderland,  an insightful and hilarious examination of football, tribalism, belonging and identity from David Williams, directed by Lee Lewis. On-sale now.


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And for children and adults we present a new adaptation by Hilary Bell of Shaun Tan’s picture book the Red Tree directed by Neil Gooding. As a modern day fable, The Red Tree reminds us that, though some bad feelings are inevitable, they are always tempered by hope. On-sale soon.

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