'Her complexion is changing from light to dark and back again. This is the head of a reptile. She is going to kill me.'


In an isolated jungle, in a not too distant future, soldiers wage an endless war against an unknown enemy. Supply lines are cut, water is running out, the troops have gone tribal and sex is the only method to identify the aliens who have infiltrated the ranks.
A provocative mash-up of Predator, Alien and  Apocalypse Now, infused with the amoral war-as-entertainment swagger of gaming culture , For a Better World is a prize-winning play by one of Germany’s hottest playwrights. War.  Aliens.  Bikinis.  This is not a festival show. “It’s a nightmare: Candide’s “Best of All Possible Worlds” meets Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now”. Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Cast & Creatives

Translated by Jan
Caspers Director Daisy Noyes
Producer Leonie Tillman
Assistant Director Richard Pettifer
Lighting Emma Valente
Designer Kate Davis
Sound Design Martin Kay and Michael Pulsford
Dramaturg Daniel Schlusser
Stage Manager Canada White
Digital Artist Sebastian Oliveiro
With Pier Carthew, Fleur Dean, Alexander England, Kade Greenland, Kallista Kaval, Dana Miltins, Meredith Penman A Company No. 3 and Griffin Independent Australian Premiere


Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday Matinee 29 January 2011 2pm
The running time for this production is 1 hour 15 minutes with no interval
WARNINGS Nudity, very coarse language, haze and smoke machines, use of a herbal cigarette, strobe effects, sexual content, feathers, violent scenes