By Lachlan Philpott
22 April - 4 June 2011
Tamara and Jasyn are in love. Tamara counts the weeks and days since they got together. Jasyn doesn’t. Jasyn wants to take Tamara to the formal, but he hasn’t got the cash.
In a world of absent mothers and missing fathers, Mrs Petchell battles to keep another year of students out of the ranks of the vanished. The Outsiders is on the syllabus again, but instead of Socs and Greasers, this is the world of Speds and Bitches – fuelled by Red Bull and powered by iPods.
After a sell-out season at Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney, Silent Disco has been nominated for the Helpmann award for best new Australian work. The play blew away the judges with its incendiary language and defiant theatricality. Silent Disco teams up award winning playwright Lachlan Philpott with acclaimed director Lee Lewis (Twelfth Night, Zebra).
Winner Best Stage Production, Australian Writer’s Guild Awards, 2014
Silent Disco is a co-production with ATYP and HotHouse Theatre
Director Lee Lewis
Designer Justin Nardella
Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Sound Designer and Composer Stefan Gregory
With Camilla Ah Kin, Sophie Hensser, Kirk Page, Meyne Wyatt
Griffin Theatre Company, SBW Stables Theatre
Season: 28 April – 4 June
Q Theatre, Penrith
Season: 7 – 11 June
HotHouse Theatre, Albury, Wodonga
Season: 16 – 25 June
The Arts Centre, Melbourne
Season: 3 – 13 August
Saturday 2pm and 7pm
‘This is a fine play, a fine production, and probably one of the small stage highlights of the year’. SMH
‘This fine production reminds us all how terribly difficult it is to be young.’ The Australian
‘here’s a new Australian play well worth wagging school for – unstuffy, engaging theatre that doesn’t feel like homework’. Time Out
‘..it’s a scorcher’. Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise
‘Silent Disco is that rare thing: a fabulous new Australian play. Well worth a look’. Wentworth Courier
‘Silent Disco is yet another terrific Australian play incubated by Griffin at that fertile cradle of new Australian work, the SBW Stables Theatre.’ Stage Whispers
‘This is a beautiful production…” Augusta Supple
‘Lee Lewis has directed what is a very confronting and moving piece of drama.’ SameSame
Read Elissa Blake’s preview article in the SMH.
Read Lachlan Philpott’s interview in Time Out.
Chris Hook chats to the cast in The Daily Telegraph.
Read about Lachlan’s ‘inner teenage girl’ in Altmedia group.