30-3 SEP

In a city at war, five young people
count down the days before a boat
sets sail for a safer place. Who will leave,
who will stay, and what will their
choices cost them?


“Perhaps the most important piece of theatre you will see this year.” 5 STARS, TheMusic From multi-award winning playwright Samah Sabawi comes Them – a compelling tale of survival, friendship, and the things we are willing to do to protect the ones we love. Them tells the story of one young family as they face the decision whether to flee their war-torn city. Omar, Leila and their young child are counting down the days. Their friends enjoy fantasies of escape and the arrival ofOmar’s sister brings a real chance to get out – but at what cost? Developed in consultation with people living in conflict zones and displaced by war, the play was first supported byMelbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec Electric program before enjoying a sell-out extended season at the famed LaMama Theatre. With unexpected tenderness, laughter, and song, Them takes audiences into extraordinary circumstances to reveal our shared humanity in the ordinary moments that shape our lives.


Accessibility: **Audio Description and Tactile Tour.

Running Time: 80 minutes, no interval.

Content Advice:This production contains themes of war which may affect those with experience of conflict, adult themes, moderate language, and sudden loud special effects.

Post Show Q&A: Friday 2 Sept.

Ticket Price: $59, $53 for concession holders

Dates: Tuesday 30 Aug, Wednesday 31 Aug, Thursday 1 Sept, Friday 2 Sept, Saturday 3 Sept.

Start: 7.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 7.30pm, 3pm** & 7.30pm.

Venue: Butter Factory Theatre