"No one’s going to tell you the right thing to do. Decide what you want and I will be there."


Griffin Theatre Company has announced that Superheroes by Mark Rogers will enjoy an extended season at the Seymour Centre, and will run until Saturday 31 October. Excitingly, this means that new tickets are now available for this previously sold-out show! Get booking over the phone, or choose yourself some allocated seats online.

Please note that Griffin Theatre Company and the Seymour Centre strongly encourage the use of face masks whilst in the venue and during performances. We are dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of everyone who is in attendance at the theatre including our box office teams, creatives and on-stage actors. We politely ask that you help us ensure everyone’s safety with the use of face masks while visiting us.

In Thirroul, Emily sits on the beach with her sort-of-ex-sort-of-not boyfriend, grappling with a life-changing decision.

In Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jana goes out to get groceries and slams into the day-to-day reality of the European refugee crisis.

Superheroes is a play about two women on opposite sides of the world living small lives in a time of big politics. It’s a play that parallels two very different lives to ask questions about what it means to take responsibility for your actions, and what it means to change your mind.

This play won the 2019 Griffin Award and the 2019 Patrick White Award. A chamber piece for three actors, it’s a lyrical, inventive and deeply humane story from an exciting new voice. It’s a play full of small surprises, not the least of which is finding a young Australian playwright who deeply believes in community, compassion and the essential good within humanity—despite what the daily news would have us think.

Want to go deeper? View the online program

Cast & Creatives

Director Shari Sebbens
Designer Renée Mulder
Dramaturg Declan Greene
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Sound Designer & Composer
David Bergman
Associate Sound Designer & Composer Alyx Dennison
Stage Manager Khym Scott
Gemma Bird Matheson, Claire Lovering, Aleks Mikic

Performance Times

Preview 25 – 29 September
Opening Nights
30 September & 1 October
2 – 31 October

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm

Run Time
70 minutes no interval

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 the Seymour Centre, grab a drink, and get settled.


Single Tickets

Full $62
Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $52
Concession $46
Under 35 $38
Monday Rush $20

Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply.

By purchasing from Griffin Theatre Company you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

Monday Rush tickets are generally unavailable unless otherwise stated. For up-to-date ticketing information, follow Griffin’s social media channels.


Lee Lewis on Superheroes

Superheroes | Meet the Team

Superheroes | Meet the Cast


“A play that spirals its way under your skin, it asks its audience to consider the damage that is done not just to others but to ourselves when we wilfully surrender responsibilities in our personal and political lives.” ★★★★ Kate Prendergast, Limelight Magazine

“The conflicted Jana is Rogers’ finest creation: a woman partially aware of her moral folly, yet unable to exorcise the bedevilment of ingrained hatreds at the snap of her fingers, and Lovering softens her by infusing her with singular warmth.” John Shand, SMH

“Rogers’ scintillating writing is brought to life by Shari Sebbens’ dynamic and vigorous direction. The show brims with passion, offering emotional intensity from start to end.” Suzy Goes See

Superheroes is a captivating story that has you silently hoping that Jana and Emily would be better humans and wondering if they ever will.” Jade Kops, BroadwayWorld

“It offers an abundance of empathy.” Alannah Mahler, Time Out

Blog Posts

In Conversation: Mark Rogers


Mark Rogers is the multi-award-winning playwright behind Superheroes, which finishes its season on Saturday 31 October. To reflect on the play and its premiere production, Mark sat down with the Griffin team and had a yarn, which has been transcribed here...

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Special Thanks

Special Thanks
Lee Lewis
Paige Rattray
Sydney Theatre Company

Development Cast
Christian Byers
Brenna Harding
Nikita Waldron

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