Nostalgic. Installation. Pint-sized.


Some objects possess mysterious powers. They can take us back in time. They can remind us of someone. They can make us emotional—joyful, wistful, homesick.

Objects can also imply drama. When you hear the words ‘window’ and ‘cricket bat’… what do you think of?

A short chamber performance for a solo performer and a curious audience, Window, Cricket Bat comes to life within the exhibition space of Happy objects at the Australian Design Centre. Become a guest at the glamorous luncheon of one of the world’s most famous playwrights—evoked with nothing more than a well-loved souvenir and a cracking story.

Produced in a unique collaboration with Griffin, the Australian Design Centre’s Happy objects is a celebration of ‘stuff’—material items that are often imperfect, and always deeply symbolic of the lives we lead. Accompanying the exhibition, Window, Cricket Bat is a delightful journey back to London in the 1980s, penned with fond humour by playwright Hilary Bell.

Co-presented with Australian Design Centre

Part of Sydney Festival 2022

Cast & Creatives

Director Jennifer Rani
With Lucia Mastrantone

Performance Times

Opening Night 11 January
Season 12 – 21 January

Performance Times
Wednesday – Friday 8pm

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 Australian Design Centre and get settled.


General Admission $45

Dine & Discover

How to use your Dine & Discover voucher for Window, Cricket Bat:

To use your voucher for Window, Cricket Bat at Australian Design Centre, call our friendly Box Office team with the below information on hand:

  • Your 9-digit character code (which can be found just under the QR code of your voucher).
  • Your card details to pay the remainder of the ticket price.
  • The performance details for the show you’d like to book into.

Please note that only one voucher can be use per transaction. Your vouchers are valid until 30 June 2022. Please visit the Service NSW website for further information.

Happy Objects

Window, Cricket Bat is presented in association with the exhibition Happy objects at Australian Design Centre.

Happy objects is an exhibition exploring the value of objects—it is a celebration of our commitment to give objects a long life, appreciate their beauty and stories, and embrace their function. Australian Design Centre asked 21 people from various backgrounds and professions to share a ‘happy object’ and tell the story about this object. Curated and designed by Stephen Goddard with Lisa Cahill and the ADC Team. The exhibition is presented by Australian Design Centre and supported by the City of Sydney as their major exhibition for November 2021 – January 2022.

Arrive at Window, Cricket Bat early for a drink, to explore the exhibitions on display and to browse the Object Shop, Australian Design Centre’s retail space for handmade contemporary craft and design.