Putting the Nation on Stage

What’s On

SHOWING

JESUS WANTS ME FOR A SUNBEAM
18 – 27 October
An evocative, haunting and moving tale exploring the nature of an ideal family by boycotting the outside world and its evils. Based on the book by acclaimed Australian author Peter Goldsworthy, this world premiere production is a powerful reminder of what we do for those we love. Adapted for the stage by Steve Rodgers and directed by Darren Yap.

ANNOUNCED

National Theatre of Parramatta’s 2019 fourth season is announced!


GROUNDED
14-23 March 2019
A female fighter pilot matches her male colleagues flight for flight, drink for drink, and drives down the freeway blasting AC/DC. She’s not trying to be a guy. I am what I am, perhaps fighter pilot is the gender. Forced to stop flying and co-opted into “the Chair Force” as a reluctant drone operator, the daily grind of driving home to her family life is now a process that becomes increasingly dislocating. George Brant’s multi award-winning play is powerful, compelling with a nail biting twist!


GIRL IN THE MACHINE
20-29 June 2019
Polly and Owen have nailed it. Both in successful careers and wildly in love, they feel ready to take on the world… but this is a brave new world where microchips are embedded into your skin and a seductive virtual reality headset offers an addictive escape which threatens to be lethal. Girl In The Machine looks at a time when we just might prefer the digital version of ourselves?


COMEDY OF ERRORS
11-14 September 2019
William Shakespeare’s classic tale of two cities, two sets of twins and mistaken identity gets a new adaptation by Hilary Bell. This playful adaptation gives young audiences easy access to its plot, characters, language and themes. So disembark in Ephesus and lose yourself amongst the colour and confusion!

WHITE PEARL
24 October – 9 November 2019
In Singapore, it’s just another day at the office of Clearday cosmetics. That is, until they discover that their new TV commercial has been leaked online. The video goes viral for all the wrong reasons. Someone is definitely going to get fired. Our first co-production with Sydney Theatre Company is directed by Priscilla Jackman with Merlynn Tong.

AVAILABLE TO TOUR

THE RED TREE
The Red Tree
explores the expressive possibilities of shared imagination. Adapted from the multi award-winning picture book by Shaun Tan, our commissioned adaptation to stage by award-winning playwright Hilary Bell is directed by Neil Gooding with original music by award-winning composer Greta Gertler Gold. This new adaptation explores landscapes, buildings, monsters, storms, sunshine and rainbows. These can be strange and familiar, our imaginations or our realities.