By David Williamson
17 January - 7 March 2020
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.
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
Preview 17 – 21 January
Opening Nights 22 & 23 January
Season 24 January – 7 March
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Meet the Artists
Tuesday 4 February
Tuesday 3 March
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.
|5 Play||4 Play||3 Play|
|Senior, Preview||$205||Senior, Preview||$172||Senior, Preview||$138|
|Under 35||$170||Under 35||$140||Under 35||$108|
|Senior, Preview, Groups 8+||$52|
Single Tickets on sale from Monday 2 December (Family Values from Monday 4 November).
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Lee Lewis on Family Values