'I think it is the best time to bring a little girl in to the world.'


On a simple stage – a dreamed-up version of the Australian backyard – five actors tease out the story of a father and his daughter.
Blurring character and perspective, their fluid accounts morph seamlessly between observation and intention, postulation and provocation, cajolement and confession. By the story’s end, a dream of modern life has become a searing tragedy of leadership and sacrifice.
Love Me Tender is formally inventive, rich in beauty and emotional power. Inspired by Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis, playwright Tom Holloway and director Matthew Lutton are two of Australia’s most exciting and original theatre artists. Griffin premiered their first highly acclaimed collaboration, Don’t Say The Words, back in 2008. This time we’ve teamed up with Company B Belvoir and ThinIce to present this audacious new work at the Belvoir St Theatre.
Thought provoking, challenging … with superb direction from Lutton, this play may leave you discussing the themes of the narrative for hours after you’ve seen it. Australian Stage

… a resonant play that confirms Holloway as among the best stage writers in the country right now.
Sydney Morning Herald
Dazzingly scripted by Tom Holloway, cannily directed by Matt Lutton. The West Australian
Love Me Tender brings two of Australia’s best young theatre makers together. Perth Now
Tom Holloway is one of the rising stars of Australian theatre. The Age
Matthew Lutton … is fast establishing his reputation as one of Australian theatre’s most exceptional talents. WA Today
Read Kevin Jackson’s review.

  • Previews 18 & 19 March
  • Season 21 March – 11 April
  • Belvoir St Theatre
  • 25 Belvoir St
  • Surry Hills NSW
Production Notes
  • Full $57; Seniors $47;
  • Concession/Preview $35;
  • $15 Rush tickets available Tuesdays at the box office

Phone bookings 02 8002 4772
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Performance Times

Director Matthew Lutton
Designer Adam Gardnir
Lighting Designer Karen Norris
Sound Designer/Composer Kelly Ryall
Cast Luke Hewitt, Belinda McClory, Kris McQuade, Arky Michael, Colin Moody
Warning Explicit language, adult themes, 16+

Performance Dates
  • Tuesday 6:30pm
  • Wednesday-Friday 8pm
  • Saturday 2pm and 8pm
  • Sunday 5pm