The beast is loose.


“And we danced, on the brink of an unknown future, to an echo from a vanished past.” 

Adapted from the most famous catastrophe novel of the 20th Century, John Wyndham’s chilling classic is manifested to heart-stopping, immersive reality in this audacious new theatrical experience created by Jay James-Moody (The Dismissal, Herringbone).

London, 1954: The Triffids—genetically engineered carnivorous plants with sentience and deadly stings—are farmed globally as a solution to the world’s energy needs. When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth’s population blind, one man finds himself trapped in a dystopian world where mobs of sightless people prey on those that can still see, as the unscrupulous seek to create a new world order from the chaos. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop them, the Triffids rise up as humanity stumbles and falls. 

Presented by Squabbalogic, with kind permission of the Estate of John Wyndham

Content Warning
This production contains sequences of prolonged darkness, strobe, intense lighting, loud sounds and theatrical haze. If you have sensitivities to intense light and/or sound and still wish to watch the show, please advise Front of House before entering the theatre so you can be seated near the exit.

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Two shows on the same night for $50 (saving up to 30%)
Wednesday 22 April
Thursday 23 April
Friday 24 April
Saturday 25 April

Cast & Creatives

From the novel by John Wyndham
Adapted & Directed by Jay James-Moody
Costume Designer Lyndal Tuckey
Composer and Sound Designer James Brown
Lighting Designer Benjamin Brockman
With Chiara Assetta, Andrew Cutcliffe, Bron Lim, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Mandela Mathia, Adele Querol


“We witness superhuman talent, along with extraordinary skill and conviction, as the consummate storyteller Jay James-Moody takes us to the farthest reaches of what theatrical magic can achieve.” Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See (on Herringbone)

“Jay James-Moody is one of the most thrilling talents of the new generation of theatre makers.” Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise (on Man of La Mancha

Supported By

Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre Inc