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Barracking for the Umpire

Subiaco Arts Centre
07 Oct - 23 Oct Tickets between $30.00 - $69.00
07 Oct
TO  -
23 Oct
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

    07 Oct - 23 Oct

    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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Artists

  • Michael Abercromby, Cast

    Michael Abercromby

    Cast

  • Pippa Grandison, Cast

    Pippa Grandison

    Cast

  • Steve Le Marquand, Cast

    Steve Le Marquand

    Cast

  • Ebony McGuire, Cast

    Ebony McGuire

    Cast

  • Jo Morris, Cast

    Jo Morris

    Cast

  • Rory O'Keeffe, Cast

    Rory O'Keeffe

    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

  • Joe Paradise Lui, Composer & Sound Designer

    Joe Paradise Lui

    Composer & Sound Designer

  • Lucy Birkinshaw, Lighting Designer

    Lucy Birkinshaw

    Lighting Designer

  • Polly Low, Dramaturg

    Polly Low

    Dramaturg

  • Erin Coubrough, Stage Manager

    Erin Coubrough

    Stage Manager

  • Grace Guppy, Assistant Stage Manager

    Grace Guppy

    Assistant Stage Manager

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Michael Abercromby

Cast

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Pippa Grandison

Cast

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Steve Le Marquand

Cast

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Ebony McGuire

Cast

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Jo Morris

Cast

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Rory O'Keeffe

Cast

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Ian Wilkes

Cast

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Andrea Gibbs

Writer

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Clare Watson

Director

This is an image that may represent - Sara Chirichilli, Set & Costume Designer

Sara Chirichilli

Set & Costume Designer

This is an image that may represent - Joe Paradise Lui, Composer & Sound Designer

Joe Paradise Lui

Composer & Sound Designer

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Lucy Birkinshaw

Lighting Designer

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Polly Low

Dramaturg

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Erin Coubrough

Stage Manager

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Grace Guppy

Assistant Stage Manager

Thanks to our partners

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

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An iconic, timeless family drama that thrust Tennessee Williams into the international spotlight.

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You Know We Belong Together Tour

You Know We Belong Together has its European Premiere as part of the 2022 Edinburgh International Festival.

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This live, online performance takes place on two sides of a screen – Lawrence’s and yours.