"My first thought was, 'That's not Eliza, not my Eliza.'"

About

Tales of missing children have always held a terrible fascination.

Celtic folklore chilled the bones of many a superstitious new mother with stories of babies stolen from their beds by envious fairies, changelings left in their place. These days, when a child disappears the media grabs us by the throat and won’t let us go. These disappearances haunt us for days, weeks, years.

In the dark of a Sydney winter, Hilary Bell’s disquieting and downright chilling thriller Splinter channels tabloid news and primal fears alike.

A couple are reunited with their missing daughter. Fierce love has sustained them through her unbearable absence. But now she’s home…something just isn’t right. How do they stop their imaginations running wild? Maybe if they return to the beach house where they spent their happiest summers, they’ll return to their old selves.

Revisiting the sinister territories of Wolf Lullaby, Splinter reunites Bell’s supreme atmospherics with another powerhouse performance from sister, Lucy (Speaking in Tongues, Dreams in White) as a mother forced to confront the unthinkable. Directed by Lee Lewis and starring Lucy Bell and Simon Gleeson, this claustrophobic chamber piece questions how well we know our families. Up close and intimate in the Stables, there’s nowhere to hide.

Cast & Creatives

Director Lee Lewis
With Lucy Bell, Simon Gleeson

Performance Times

Preview 6 – 10 September
Opening Nights 11 & 12 September
Season 13 September – 12 October

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 9 October 2pm & 7pm

Meet the Artists
Tuesday 17 September

Captioned Performance
Tuesday 8 October

Pricing

Subscription

5 Play 4 Play 3 Play
Full $255 Full $216 Full $168
Concession, Preview $205 Concession, Preview $172 Concession, Preview $138
Under 35 $170 Under 35 $140 Under 35 $108
5 Play 
Full $255
Concession, Preview $205
Under 35 $170
4 Play 
Full $216
Concession, Preview $172
Under 35 $140
3 Play
Full $168
Concession, Preview $138
Under 35 $108

 

Single Tickets

Full $62
Concession / Preview / Groups 8+ $52
Under 35 $38
Monday Rush $20

 

Single tickets on sale Monday 3 December 2018
Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply

 

Video

Lee Lewis on Splinter