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SMURF IN WANDERLAND – 20 to 29 APRIL 2017

National Theatre of Parramatta and Griffin Theatre Company presentSmurf in Wanderland by David Williams. 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’.

Smurf In Wanderland premiered at Riverside Theatres on the 20th April, the season has now finished but if you missed it make sure to catch the Griffin Theatre Company season from 2-13 May. Click here for ticket information.

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THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW – 13 to 22 JULY 2017

Michael is living in the shadow of his older brother Dom. The biggest guy in the school. Best car in the West. The guy who just can’t help but grab everyone’s attention. The guy with the girlfriend with the huge-arse hair. When he is gone Michael roams the streets, navigating life, friendship, love and family.

Commissioned from local Parramatta author Felicity Castagna based on her multi award winning novel and performed by Australia’s newest theatre company, The Incredible Here and Now takes the emptiness and fills it with growth.

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THE RED TREE – 19 to 28 OCTOBER 2017

The Red Tree explores the expressive possibilities of shared imagination. Adapted from the multi award-winning picture book by Shaun Tan, National Theatre of Parramatta has commissioned an adaptation to stage by Hilary Bell, directed by Neil Gooding.

This production is inspired by the impulse of children and adults alike to describe feelings using metaphor, this new adaptation explores landscapes, buildings, monsters, storms, sunshine and rainbows. These can be strange and familiar, our imaginations or our realities.

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HAKAWATI – 11 to 21 JANUARY 2017 – SOLD OUT

Inspired by the Arabic ancient tradition of story-telling and breaking bread, Hakawati celebrates food, music and the telling of tales. Throw in a little subversion as we hear tales of families, life and love during a series of intimate shows at Parramatta’s award-winning El-Phoenician restaurant.

Devised by Wayne Harrison, this world-premiere will show as part of the 2017 Sydney Festival. Capacity is limited.