Christmas is that special time of year when we spend money we don’t have on people we don’t like, most often the people with whom we share a surname. (Ruth Day O’Connor)


In the outer reaches of Sydney, where the city bleeds into the bush, a tiger is on the loose.

Meet the Unwins. Rachelle has made her special dessert. Eddie is home from a stint at Silverwater. His teenaged wife Kylie is about to give birth. Howl is dealing drugs again. Mum’s on the brink of cardiac arrest. Six-year-old Xavier has a penchant for guns and Chuckles is five hours late for Christmas lunch.

They don’t call it the Silly Season for nothing.

Tiger Country is a comedy of sex, drugs, and the ugly secrets that weld a family together. Bitingly funny, savagely honest and brutally uncompromising, get ready for the hottest summer on record with this very Australian holiday story.

Performance Dates

Preview 28 November
Season 29 November – 22 December

Production Notes

Director John Sheedy

Designer Brad Clark

Lighting Designer Bernie Tan

Sound Designer Robin McCarthy

Producers Ingrid Johnston and Nicole Winkler

With Josef Ber, James Evans, Matthew Moore, Eve Morey, Nicole Winkler

A Maelstrom Productions and Griffin Stablemates world premiere


SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod St
Kings Cross NSW 2010