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Barracking for the Umpire

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Barracking for the Umpire

Past Show

23 Apr - 05 May

Subiaco Arts Centre

After a best on ground performance in 2022, Barracking for the Umpire returns for an encore Perth season before hitting the road on a regional WA tour.

  • “A production that brings footy back to Subiaco…highly entertaining yet heartbreaking”

    The West Australian

Barracking for the Umpire

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

After a best on ground performance in 2022, Barracking for the Umpire returns for an encore Perth season before hitting the road on a regional WA tour.

This family drama tackles head-on the fragility of the human body and the impacts of the great game on our players, our family, and our community.

Donnybrook Football Club is set to honour its greatest son – Doug Williams.

Hard as flint. Salt of the earth.

Wife, Delveen, by his side, riding every bump with him. Feeling every head knock.

All the kids are flying home to join the celebration.

But after years of the game he loves, the sure hands of Williams are starting to fumble the ball.

The commissioning of Barracking for the Umpire was supported by

Restart investment to sustain and expand (RISE) fund – an Australian Government Initiative

Regional Tour Partner

Tickets for the regional tour will available to purchase from each venue directly.  

PORT HEDLAND, Matt Dann Theatre, Saturday 11 May 2024. BOOK HERE.

BROOME, Broome Civic Centre, Saturday 18 May 2024. BOOK HERE.

KARRATHA, Red Earth Arts Precinct, Thursday 23 & Friday 24 May 2024. BOOK HERE.

GERALDTON, Queens Park Theatre, Wednesday 29 May 2024. BOOK HERE.

MANDURAH, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Saturday 1 June 2024. BOOK HERE.

ALBANY, Albany Entertainment Centre, Thursday 6 & Friday 7 June 2024. BOOK HERE.

ESPERANCE, Esperance Civic Centre, Wednesday 12 June 2024. BOOK HERE.

MARGARET RIVER, Nala Bardip Mia (HEART), Saturday 15 June 2024. BOOK HERE.

SAVER PERFORMANCES (Tue/Wed evenings & Wed/Sat Matinees)

  • $45.00 - $75.00 Adult
  • $40.00 - $70.00 Concession
  • $35.00 - $45.00 Student

STANDARD PERFORMANCES (Thu/Fri/Sat evenings & Sundays)

  • $55.00 - $85.00 Adult
  • $50.00 - $80.00 Concession
  • $40.00 - $45.00 Student

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES

  • $40.00 - $50.00 Adult
  • $35.00 - $45.00 Concession
  • $35.00 Student

$30 UNDER 30

  • If you are between 17 and 30 years old, you can enjoy great theatre at great value with $30 tickets, subject to availability. Limit 2 $30 tickets per order.

PRICING & FEE INFORMATION

  • For group bookings phone 6212 9300 or email learn@blackswantheatre.com.au - special discount pricing for schools with an ICSEA ranking of < 1000 and /or < 300 students.
  • Demand-based pricing may see prices increase or decrease at any time and occur without notice. Such alterations do not entitle you to a refund or adjustment for ticket purchases prior to the revised pricing.

Dates

23 Apr - 05 May

Venue

Subiaco Arts Centre

Pricing

Tickets between $30.00 - $75.00

Duration

1 hour 30 mins (no interval)

Content Warning

Dementia, amnesia, partial nudity, sexual references, fog and coarse language.

For additional content warnings, please click here.

Wheelchair accessible venue

Use the calendar below to view the dates of accessibility services available for this production. Further access information and seat guides can be found via the Accessibility Page.

Media

Artists

Michael Abercromby

Michael Abercromby

Cast

Pippa Grandison

Pippa Grandison

Cast

Joel Jackson

Joel Jackson

Cast

Steve Le Marquand

Steve Le Marquand

Cast

Ebony McGuire

Ebony McGuire

Cast

Jo Morris

Jo Morris

Cast

Ian Wilkes

Ian Wilkes

Cast

Andrea Gibbs

Andrea Gibbs

Writer

Clare Watson

Clare Watson

Director

Polly Low

Polly Low

Dramaturg

Sara Chirichilli

Sara Chirichilli

Set & Costume Designer

Lucy Birkinshaw

Lucy Birkinshaw

Lighting Designer

Joe Paradise Lui

Joe Paradise Lui

Composer & Sound Designer

Michael Carmody

Michael Carmody

Video Designer

Izzy Taylor

Izzy Taylor

Stage Manager

Riley Billyeald

Riley Billyeald

Assistant Stage Manager

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