“I had imagined we’d get together and reminisce about the good times, completely forgetting that there weren’t any.”

About

A celebrated federal judge.
His son, a born-again Christian.
His daughter, a Border Force officer.
Her partner, the captain of a Border Force ship.
His other daughter, a left-wing activist.
His wife, who has worked all her life to keep the family together.
Saba, an asylum seeker on the run from Nauru.
On the eve of his birthday, is it too much to expect his wife and three children celebrate with him?

For 50 years, David Williamson has shown us the best and worst of ourselves. A blackly comic drama situated squarely on the fault lines that divide Australia, Family Values is David at his angry best: furious that his generation has retired from defending the socially compassionate values on which they claim to have built this country. The play asks us to choose freedom over reputation, empathy over franking credits; to abandon a deeply flawed system for the sake of humanity.

David’s belief that comedy can reveal our harshest truths is undimmed, and his hope that theatre can change hearts and minds remains an inspiration to the whole industry.

As the Stables turns 50, it is only fitting that our most successful playwright returns to where he began.

Cast & Creatives

Director Lee Lewis
Dramaturg Van Badham
Set & Costume Designer Sophie Fletcher
Lighting Designer Benjamin Brockman
Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis
Stage Manager Khym Scott

With Belinda Giblin, Andrew McFarlane, Jamie Oxenbould, Ella Prince, Bishanyia Vincent

Performance Times

Preview 17 – 21 January
Opening Nights
22 & 23 January
Season
24 January – 7 March

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm

Meet the Artists
Tuesday 4 February

Captioned Performance
Tuesday 3 March

Latecomers
Please note, there is a complete lock-out on all performances and latecomers won’t be admitted, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to us, grab a drink, and get settled.

Pricing

Subscription

5 Play 4 Play 3 Play
Full $255 Full $216 Full $168
Senior, Preview $205 Senior, Preview $172 Senior, Preview $138
Concession $190 Concession $160 Concession $126
Under 35 $170 Under 35 $140 Under 35 $108
5 Play 
Full $255
Senior, Preview $205
Concession $205
Under 35 $170
4 Play 
Full $216
Senior, Preview $172
Concession $160
Under 35 $140
3 Play
Full $168
Senior, Preview $138
Concession $126
Under 35 $108

Single Tickets

Full $62
Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $52
Concession $46
Under 35 $38
Monday Rush $20

Single Tickets on sale from Monday 2 December (Family Values from Monday 4 November).
Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply.

By purchasing from Griffin Theatre Company you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Video

Lee Lewis on Family Values