An unmissable theatrical epic at the home of Australian playwriting.

One of Australia’s most legendary dramatists, Louis Nowra is synonymous with the beating heart of Kings Cross.

It’s only fitting, then, that Griffin bids a temporary farewell to its home at the SBW Stables Theatre as we know it by staging The Lewis Trilogy—Nowra’s colourful portrait of a life well lived. 

Three plays. One ensemble. Ten glorious weeks. What better way to celebrate the Stables’ Darlinghurst legacy before the theatre undergoes its major redevelopment?

With an ensemble of eight of Sydney’s favourite actors including the great Paul Capsis (Angela’s Kitchen), Griffin’s Artistic Director Declan Greene stages three of Nowra’s most iconic plays like you’ve never seen them before—bursting the seams of the SBW Stables Theatre with love, loss and glorious Australiana. Choose to watch all three plays on separate nights or enjoy a magical full-day experience—The Lewis Trilogy is a special event of epic proportions that is not to be missed.

“I wanted the three plays to be really affectionate towards human beings. Another playwright could take the asylum and housing commission and make them into a really dark play. No, I wanted to say that these people make up my world, they’ve influenced me greatly, they give me so much more than I give them.”

Louis Nowra

There are two ways to experience the magic of The Lewis Trilogy.

Over Three Nights

Savour one play at a time over three separate performances! Choose to catch Summer of the Aliens, Così and This Much is True on any allocated weekday to suit your schedule.

The Lewis Trilogy Experience

A historic Griffin event deserves an epic full-day experience. Book in to see the entire Trilogy on one day—commencing at 1pm on either Saturday or Sunday.

Weekend Trilogy experiences include one short interval and a dinner break.

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