“We’ve been finding these oranges. On our house... someone’s been throwing them. At us.”


Due to Griffin’s temporary closure in 2021, Orange Thrower by Kirsty Marillier is now taking place in our 2022 Season. Learn more about the 2022 production of Orange Thrower here.

The Griffs

It’s one of those suburbs where the houses all match, the gardens all match, the cars, the dogs, and the people all match. But in the stucco sprawl of Paradise, the Petersen family don’t quite match.

While her folks are back in Johannesburg, Zadie is holding the family fort. This means keeping her little sis away from bush doofs—and smiling when her nice white neighbours try to touch her hair.

Then, in the middle of the night, someone starts pelting their house with oranges. Just once. Then twice. Then night after night after night. Maybe it’s nothing. Or maybe someone in Paradise wants them out.

A quintessential Aussie coming-of-age story, Orange Thrower provides a radically fresh perspective on a familiar genre—and does so while chucking big, splattery questions at the Australian ‘burbs. Kirsty Marillier has written a zinger of a first play, gilded with prestigious playwriting awards… And if that wasn’t impressive enough, Kirsty’s also starring as Zadie—performing her own poignant love letter to South African women. Grif-fave Zindzi Okenyo (Masquerade) helms this big, juicy romp of citrus, displacement and long-distance love.

Winner of the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award

A co-production with Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta

Cast & Creatives

Director Zindzi Okenyo
Designer Jeremy Allen
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer & Sound Designer Benjamin Pierpoint
Dramaturg Declan Greene
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
With Callan Colley, Kirsty Marillier, Angela Nica Sullen, Mariama Whitton

Performance Times

Preview 20 – 24 August
Opening Nights
25 & 26 August
27 August – 25 September

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 1pm & 7pm

Meet the Artists
Tuesday 31 August

Captioned Performance
Tuesday 21 September

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.


2021 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
2 Play
Full $116
Senior, Preview $96
Concession $88
Under 35 $70
2 Play 
Full $116
Senior, Preview $96
Concession $88
Under 35 $70
Supported By

Orange Thrower was developed through Griffin Studio and Sydney Theatre Company’s Rough Draft program, and received support from Green Door Theatre Company.