From engagement parties to team-building weekends to improv comedy, this is an unpredictable coming-of-age story.

About

“I’m like a chimpanzee because I’m mischievous and I’m stronger than a man.”

Kimberly is a character like no other. She’s powerful, wicked, in control—but she has no voice. So she sets out to find it, leaving a trail of car crashes and crying people in her wake. Then she meets Miles. And she’ll do anything he says.

From engagement parties to team-building weekends to improv comedy, The Feather in the Web is an unpredictable take on infatuation and self-discovery. Skewering our obsession with couples and careers, it asks just how much we’re willing to give (and lose) for love.

Nick Coyle (Hammerhead (Is Dead)) has written a playful, startling and surprisingly hopeful coming-of-age story. It’s part picaresque, part fable—a journey from silence to a full-throated ROAR. Directed by Ben Winspear, this Lysicrates Prize finalist is without a doubt the most inventive play you’ll see all year.

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Content Warning
This show contains adult themes, and the use of strobe and haze. To discuss in more detail contact Griffin.

This production has been made possible by the generous support of The Girgensohn Foundation

Performance Times

Preview 5 – 10 October
Opening Nights 11 & 12 October
Season 13 October – 17 November

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Wednesday 14 November 2pm & 7pm

Meet The Artists
Tuesday 23 October

Captioned Performance
Tuesday 6 November Tickets
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If you would like a copy of the script to read in advance please Contact Us

Run time
1 hour and 50 minutes without interval

Pricing
2018 Main Season
Full $60
Concession / Preview / Groups 8+ $50
Under 35 $38
Monday Rush $20

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Cast & Creatives

Director Ben Winspear
Designer Sophie Fletcher
Assistant Designer Ella Butler
Composer/Sound Designer Steve Toulmin
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Video Designer Mic Gruchy
Stage Manager Samuel Johnson
With Tina Bursill, Gareth Davies, Michelle Lim Davidson, Claire Lovering

Video

Meet the Team

Lee Lewis on The Feather in the Web

Meet the Cast

Supported by

The Girgensohn Foundation

Playwriting Australia

Reviews

“Playwright Nick Coyle leads you into a mad tunnel of laughs, that has jokes, slapstick, silliness and satire jostling you relentlessly from all angles, until you feel pinched and punched into a state of comedic exhaustion. Then he hits you where it hurts with a mouthful of poignancy that leaves a lump in the throat. Few writers can pull this off…But Coyle succeeds, aided by a cast that switches gears as seamlessly as a luxury car.” ★★★★ John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

“An unlikely celebration of those who exist outside the box.” ★★★★ Ben Neutze, Time Out

“Coyle plays with reality, time, and human needs in The Feather in the Web, a deliciously funny and consistently off-kilter consideration of what love means – and what falling into it does to our individuality. By taking an apocalyptically queer lens to contemporary relationships, Coyle – with director Ben Winspear – has created a world that’s all our anxieties, desires and impulses writ large.” ★★★★ Cassie Tongue, Audrey Journal

“Highly sophisticated, marvellously polished, and very funny indeed.” Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See

“Claire Lovering is kinetic as Kimberly, a coiled spring of fevered, manic daredevil, ready to dare anything as she gallops uncontrollably through an unattainable fantasy.” Richard Cotter, Australian Stage Online

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