Smurf In Wanderland premiered at Riverside Theatres on the 20th April. The show then had a season at Griffin Theatre Company from 2-13 May.
Smurf in Wanderland is one man’s insightful and hilarious examination of football, tribalism, belonging and identity. David Williams – acclaimed documentary theatre maker, writer and football fanatic – is the ‘Smurf’.
For the uninitiated, ‘Smurf’ is the nickname given to a Sydney Football Club Fan and ‘Wanderland’ is the home ground of the Western Sydney Wanderers. Williams is a long-suffering Sydney FC fan, who frequented Western Sydney Wanderers’ games on their home turf in Parramatta. Kitted out in his Sydney FC sky-blue jersey, Williams-the-Smurf stuck out like a sore thumb amongst the sea of red and black. Instead of fearing for his life he found a beautiful and profound unity amongst the ritual and fierce loyalty of the Wanderers fans.
A must see show for Wanderers and Sydney Football Club fans this is a story that breaks down the barriers of geography and debunks the myths of hooliganism at the football. It tells a tale of loyalty and unity integral and familiar to all football fans.
Dates & Times
Thursday 20 April 7.30pm – Preview
Friday 21 April 7.30pm – Opening Night
Saturday 22 April 2pm
Saturday 22 April 7.30pm
Wednesday 26 April 7.30pm
Thursday 27th April 11am
Thursday 27 April 7.30pm
Friday 28 April 7.30pm
Saturday 29 April 2pm
Saturday 29 April 7.30pm
*Warning – this show contains course language
* Please note – there is a 10 minute lock-out for this show