'Dusseldorp delivers one of the outstanding stage turns of the year' Jason Blake, SMH


A single act of fury has left its mark on a small rural community. Months later, in a council office many miles away, an architect readies to present her plans for the memorial she has created in their honour – an indelible monument to those lost.

The unannounced arrival of a visitor interrupts the proceedings. It is a lone mother who has travelled a great distance to be here. Having witnessed something incredible, she wants to share a story of hope and faith so that her community can begin to live again.

On this night two extraordinary women collide, waging a personal battle between religious faith and humanism, grief and commemoration – a battle that will change both of their lives irrevocably.

A brilliant, enthralling and intensely moving play that explores our desire for connection and meaning in the world.

For Like a Fishbone, Griffin has partnered with Sydney Theatre Company to present this compelling new work at the Wharf 1 Theatre.

Dusseldorp delivers one of the outstanding stage turns of the year.’ Jason Blake, SMH

‘These are two of Sydney’s most skilful stage actresses and when they come head-to-head in this play it is quite a sight to behold.’ Alex Lalak, Daily Telegraph

‘Dusseldorp and Hegh are completely engrossing for the entire 90 minutes, with excellent support from Aimee Horne as the architect’s bewildered work-experience girl. Highly recommended. 9/10′ Elissa Blake , Sun Herald.

‘Tim Maddock’s deftly handles a very intense argument with great skill and finesse.’ Augusta Supple, Australian Stage

‘Prepare to be surprised’ Trish Roberts, Concrete Playground

  • Tuesday 6:30pm
  • Wednesday-Friday 8pm
  • Saturday 2pm and 8pm
  • Subscriber Briefing after the performance on 28 July
Performance Dates
  • Wharf 1
  • Sydney Theatre Company
  • Pier 4, Hickson Road
  • Walsh Bay NSW
  • Previews 16, 17 & 19 July
  • Season 21 July – 7 August

Please note tickets are no longer available for Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 August

Production Notes
  • Full $45; Seniors $32;
  • Concession/Preview/Matinee $32;
  • Group$36; Under 30 $26 (Monday-Thursday)
  • $15 Rush tickets available every Tuesday evening

Phone bookings 02 8002 4772
Online bookings

Performance Times

Director Tim Maddock
Set Designer Jacob Nash
Costume Designer Bruce McKinven
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer/Sound Designer Steve Francis
With Teneale Clifford, Marta Dusseldorp, Anita Hegh, Aimee Horne

A co-production with Sydney Theatre Company as part of its Next Stage program