Farewell the SBW Stables Theatre with The Lewis Trilogy!


One of Australia’s great classics is given a fantastical makeover.

Lewis is a fresh university graduate who’s been enlisted to direct a production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte with the in-patients at a mental health ward. As rehearsals begin, visions of theatrical grandeur soar—contrary to the lack of budget, talent and willingness of most cast members.

Outside, Australia’s anti-Vietnam war movement is reaching fever pitch. Inside, tensions are becoming operatic.

Così is Louis Nowra’s most beloved play—a comic commentary on everything from the healing power of art as therapy, to Australia’s shifting approach to mental health, to the nature of theatre itself.


The Lewis Trilogy

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 Louis 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 days or enjoy a magical full-day weekend experience—The Lewis Trilogy is a special event of epic proportions that is not to be missed.

Cast & Creatives

Director Declan Greene
Associate Director Daley Rangi
Set Designer Jeremy Allen
Costume Designer Melanie Liertz
Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee
Composer & Sound Designer Daniel Herten
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
Consultant, Disability Christopher Bryant
Consultant, Inclusion Bayley Turner
With Thomas Campbell, Paul Capsis, Philip Lynch, Nikki Viveca

Performance Times

SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross

Booking Information
ere are two ways to experience the magic of The Lewis Trilogy—one is by savouring each play over multiple days mid-week, and the other is to enjoy a full-day epic event on either Saturday or Sunday. Check out the Season Calendar for a detailed performance schedule for The Lewis Trilogy.

Performance Times
Wednesday – Friday
Saturday & Sunday 1pm**

*Mid-week performances of the Trilogy are presented as standalone plays.

**Weekend Trilogy performances are presented as a full three-play experience with one short interval and one dinner break. This Much is True will commence at approximately 7pm. Please note that the acts and intervals are subject to change. Confirmed run times will be published on Griffin’s website nearer the time of production.

Meet The Artists
Thursday 29 February

Captioned Performances
Wednesday 20 March (Summer of the Aliens)
Thursday 21 March (Così)
Friday 22 March (This Much is True)


Così is part of a three-play epic—The Lewis Trilogy by Louis Nowra. There are a couple of ways to book: purchase a 3 Play package, which will act as your ticket to The Lewis Trilogy experience, or add the Trilogy to a larger subscription to get more bang for your buck.

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If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Supported By


This project is supported through a residency at Theatre and Performance Studies, The University of Sydney.