Griffin Theatre Company presents

Wicked Sisters

6 Nov - 12 Dec 2020

Past Event

Alec Hobbes, famed genius, social Darwinist and artificial intelligence researcher, is dead. But his computer algorithm lives on, still working away in his study, and his widow Meridee tiptoes around the machine much like she did around her husband for most of their marriage.

Her friends Judith and Lydia turn up to shake their friend out of her isolation and self-neglect. What promises to be a weekend of laughter and wine turns comically savage when Hester arrives and truths about the past start to tear at the fabric of friendship.

Alma De Groen tosses ideas like grenades, and they will explode with even more force in 2020 than they did in 2002, when Wicked Sisters premiered at Griffin.

Back then, Australian stages were bereft of fiercely intelligent, independent, brave, elegant, witty female characters over 50, so Alma wrote this play. Like Margaret Atwood, her writing of women was way ahead of its time, and we’re thrilled to welcome her back to Griffin.

Disclaimer: Wicked Sisters wouldn’t pass the Bechdel Test, because the women are talking about men: survival and men, ambition and men, murder and men, blackmail and men.

But it’s also about our future. Artificial intelligence. Ruthless competition. The issues women face in their fifties as they deal with life’s lacerations. The struggle to stay relevant as we slide towards extinction.

It’s a great revenge tragi-comedy, and the perfect way to end the year.


Image credit: Brett Boardman

Writer Alma De Groen
Director Nadia Tass
Producer Griffin Theatre Company
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Composer & Sound Designer, Video Designer Nate Edmondson
Designer Tobhiyah Stone Feller
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
Cast Di Adams, Vanessa Downing, Deborah Galanos, Hannah Waterman

We are a registered COVID-Safe business and we're committed to making your Seymour visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Due to physical distancing requirements, the theatre will operate at reduced capacity and empty seats will be left between each group.

Find out about our other COVID safety measures here.

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Fri 6 Nov 7pm
Sat 7 Nov 7pm
Mon 9 Nov 7pm
Tue 10 Nov 7pm

Reginald Theatre

Fri 13 Nov 7pm
Sat 14 Nov 2pm, 7pm
Mon 16 Nov 7pm
Tue 17 Nov 7pm
Wed 18 Nov 7pm
Thu 19 Nov 7pm
Fri 20 Nov 7pm
Sat 21 Nov 2pm, 7pm
Mon 23 Nov 7pm
Tue 24 Nov 7pm
Wed 25 Nov 7pm
Thu 26 Nov 7pm
Fri 27 Nov 7pm
Sat 28 Nov 2pm, 7pm
Mon 30 Nov 7pm
Tue 1 Dec 7pm
Wed 2 Dec 1pm, 7pm
Thu 3 Dec 7pm
Fri 4 Dec 7pm
Sat 5 Dec 2pm, 7pm
Mon 7 Dec 7pm
Tue 8 Dec 7pm
Wed 9 Dec 7pm
Thu 10 Dec 7pm
Fri 11 Dec 7pm
Sat 12 Dec 2pm, 7pm

90 minutes (no interval). Total lockout applies.

Preview $52
Full $62
Senior $52
Concession $46
Under 35 $38
Group 8+ $52

$4 transaction fee for online bookings and $6 fee for phone bookings apply.

Contains loud noises, coarse language and adult themes. Photography and filming prohibited.

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