By Louis Nowra
9 February - 21 April 2024
Pull up a bar stool, pour yourself a chardonnay and get ready for a good old-fashioned Darlinghurst yarn.
The maraschino cherry on the Trilogy, This Much is True is Louis Nowra’s ode to the old timers, motley crews and unknowing raconteurs that commune at the local watering hole. Now middle-aged and divorced, Lewis weaves together the tales of the larger-than-life characters he calls friends at a historic inner-city pub.
Plonked between social housing and multi-million dollar apartments, high flyers and low-lying criminals, This Much is True is a divine comedy that examines the everyday. As the sun sets on The Lewis Trilogy, you’ll leave the SBW Stables Theatre seeing Kings Cross in a magically different light.
With an ensemble of eight of Sydney’s favourite actors including the great Paul Capsis (Angela’s Kitchen), Griffin’s Artistic Director Declan Greene stages three of Louis Nowra’s most iconic plays like you’ve never seen them before—bursting the seams of the SBW Stables Theatre with love, loss and glorious Australiana. Choose to watch all three plays on separate days or enjoy a magical full-day weekend experience—The Lewis Trilogy is a special event of epic proportions that is not to be missed.
Director Declan Greene
Associate Director Daley Rangi
Set Designer Jeremy Allen
Costume Designer Melanie Liertz
Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee
Composer & Sound Designer Daniel Herten
Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
Consultant, Disability Christopher Bryant
Consultant, Inclusion Bayley Turner
With Thomas Campbell, Paul Capsis, Philip Lynch, Nikki Viveca
SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross
There are two ways to experience the magic of The Lewis Trilogy—one is by savouring each play over multiple days mid-week, and the other is to enjoy a full-day epic event on either Saturday or Sunday. Check out the Season Calendar for a detailed performance schedule for The Lewis Trilogy.
Wednesday – Friday 7pm*
Saturday & Sunday 1pm**
*Mid-week performances of the Trilogy are presented as standalone plays.
**Weekend Trilogy performances are presented as a full three-play experience with one short interval and one dinner break. This Much is True will commence at approximately 7pm. Please note that the acts and intervals are subject to change. Confirmed run times will be published on Griffin’s website nearer the time of production.
Meet The Artists
Thursday 29 February
Wednesday 20 March (Summer of the Aliens)
Thursday 21 March (Così)
Friday 22 March (This Much is True)
This Much is True is part of a three-play epic—The Lewis Trilogy by Louis Nowra. There are a couple of ways to book: purchase a 3 Play package, which will act as your ticket to The Lewis Trilogy experience, or add the Trilogy to a larger subscription to get more bang for your buck.
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This project is supported through a residency at Theatre and Performance Studies, The University of Sydney.