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Barracking for the Umpire

Subiaco Arts Centre
24 Mar - 10 Apr Tickets between $30.00 - $69.00
24 Mar
TO  -
10 Apr
Tickets between $30.00 - $69.00

Barracking for the Umpire

By Andrea Gibbs

From the wickedly funny mind of comedienne Andrea Gibbs (ABC Weekend presenter, Barefaced Stories) comes Barracking for the Umpire.

The Castle meets The Club in this original family drama that asks us: what are we willing to sacrifice for the great game?

Doug Williams is the greatest footballer Donnybrook has ever seen. Hard as flint. Salt of the earth.

Delveen, his wife has been by his side for years, through head knock after head knock.

The club want to honour Doug with a lifetime achievement award, so the kids are all flying home to join the celebration. But the sure hands of this once great player are starting to fumble the ball.

Barracking for the Umpire tackles blokes and their vulnerability, the fragility of the human body, and the impacts of brain injury on ourselves, our family, and our community. This story will resonate with every AFL fan, player and parent.

“Up there Cazaly, in there and fight…I am a huge Andrea Gibbs fan and with this play kicks it out of the park, literally. This family is familiar and loveable…Fight like the devil, the crowd’s on your side.”
Clare Watson, Director.

“Originally hailing from Donnybrook, Andrea has been described as ‘the quintessential cousin from the country.” The West Australian.

Proudly supported by Malcolm Robertson Foundation and City of Perth as part of the Funny Girl initiative.

Image by Frances Andrijich.

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  • Dates

    24 Mar - 10 Apr

    Venue

    Subiaco Arts Centre

    Pricing

    Tickets between $30.00 - $69.00

    Recommended age

    12+

    Duration

    90 mins (no interval)

    Warning

    Dementia, amnesia, sexual references and coarse language.

  • Reserved Seating

    • $69.00 Adult
    • $60.00 Concession
    • $60.00 Preview/Matinee Performances
    • $32.00 Student

    GROUPS (8+)

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Thursday / March 24 2022
7:30pm
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Preview
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Friday / March 25 2022
7:30pm
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Saturday / March 26 2022
7:30pm
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Opening Night
90 mins (no interval)
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Tuesday / March 29 2022
6:30pm
90 mins (no interval)
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Wednesday / March 30 2022
6:30pm
90 mins (no interval)
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Thursday / March 31 2022
7:30pm
90 mins (no interval)
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Friday / April 01 2022
7:30pm
90 mins (no interval)
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Saturday / April 02 2022
2:00pm
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Matinee
90 mins (no interval)
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  • Audio description and tactile tour

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Saturday / April 02 2022
7:30pm
90 mins (no interval)
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Sunday / April 03 2022
5:00pm
90 mins (no interval)
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Tuesday / April 05 2022
6:30pm
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Post Show Q&A
90 mins (no interval)
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  • Auslan signed performance

Barracking for the Umpire

Wednesday / April 06 2022
12:00pm
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Matinee
90 mins (no interval)
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Wednesday / April 06 2022
6:30pm
90 mins (no interval)
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Thursday / April 07 2022
7:30pm
90 mins (no interval)
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Friday / April 08 2022
7:30pm
90 mins (no interval)
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Saturday / April 09 2022
7:30pm
90 mins (no interval)
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Sunday / April 10 2022
5:00pm
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Closing Night
90 mins (no interval)
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Thursday / March 24 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)
7:30pm
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Preview

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Friday / March 25 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)
7:30pm
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Preview

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Sold Out
Saturday / March 26 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)
7:30pm
O
Opening Night

Barracking for the Umpire

Tuesday / March 29 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)

Barracking for the Umpire

Wednesday / March 30 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)

Barracking for the Umpire

Thursday / March 31 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)

Barracking for the Umpire

Friday / April 01 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)

Barracking for the Umpire

Saturday / April 02 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)
  • Audio description and tactile tour
2:00pm
M
Matinee

Barracking for the Umpire

Saturday / April 02 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)

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Sunday / April 03 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)

Barracking for the Umpire

Tuesday / April 05 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)
  • Auslan signed performance
6:30pm
Q
Post Show Q&A

Barracking for the Umpire

Wednesday / April 06 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)
12:00pm
M
Matinee

Barracking for the Umpire

Wednesday / April 06 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)

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Thursday / April 07 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)

Barracking for the Umpire

Friday / April 08 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)

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Saturday / April 09 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)

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Sunday / April 10 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre
90 mins (no interval)
5:00pm
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Closing Night
Admit two
Oil
Admit two
Toast
Admit two
Barracking for the Umpire

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Artists

  • Michael Abercromby, Cast

    Michael Abercromby

    Cast

  • Caroline Brazier, Cast

    Caroline Brazier

    Cast

  • Jo Morris, Cast

    Jo Morris

    Cast

  • Kelton Pell, Cast

    Kelton Pell

    Cast

  • Stephanie Somerville, Cast

    Stephanie Somerville

    Cast

  • Ian Wilkes, Cast

    Ian Wilkes

    Cast

  • Andrea Gibbs, Writer

    Andrea Gibbs

    Writer

  • Clare Watson, Director

    Clare Watson

    Director

  • Sara Chirichilli, Set & Costume Designer

    Sara Chirichilli

    Set & Costume Designer

  • Lucy Birkinshaw, Lighting Designer

    Lucy Birkinshaw

    Lighting Designer

  • Polly Low, Dramaturg

    Polly Low

    Dramaturg

Michael Abercromby, Cast

Michael Abercromby

Cast

Caroline Brazier, Cast

Caroline Brazier

Cast

Jo Morris, Cast

Jo Morris

Cast

Kelton Pell, Cast

Kelton Pell

Cast

Stephanie Somerville, Cast

Stephanie Somerville

Cast

Ian Wilkes, Cast

Ian Wilkes

Cast

Andrea Gibbs, Writer

Andrea Gibbs

Writer

Clare Watson, Director

Clare Watson

Director

Sara Chirichilli, Set & Costume Designer

Sara Chirichilli

Set & Costume Designer

Lucy Birkinshaw, Lighting Designer

Lucy Birkinshaw

Lighting Designer

Polly Low, Dramaturg

Polly Low

Dramaturg

Thanks to our partners

Principal Partner
Fortescue
Foundation Partner
Malcolm Robertson Foundation
Supporting Partner
City of Perth

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