Barracking for the Umpire
TheatreHas an Auslan interpreted performanceHas a captioned performance
7 - 23 October 2022
Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium

Barracking for the Umpire

7 - 23 October 2022 Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium Buy tickets

Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA

From the wickedly funny mind of comedienne Andrea Gibbs (ABC Weekend presenter, Barefaced Stories) comes Barracking For The Umpire.

The Castle meets The Club in this original family drama that asks us ‘what are we willing to sacrifice for the great game?’

Doug Williams is the greatest footballer Donnybrook has ever seen. Hard as flint. Salt of the earth.

Delveen, his wife has been by his side for years, through head knock after head knock. The club want to honour Doug with a lifetime achievement award, so the kids are all flying home to join the celebration. But the sure hands of this once great player are starting to fumble the ball.

Barracking For The Umpire tackles blokes and their vulnerability, the fragility of the human body and the impacts of brain injury on ourselves, our family and our community.

This story will resonate with every AFL fan, player and parent.

Up there Cazaly, in there and fight…I am a huge Andrea Gibbs fan and with this play kicks it out of the park, literally. This family is familiar and loveable…Fight like the devil, the crowd’s on your side.” - Clare Watson, Director.

“Originally hailing from Donnybrook, Andrea has been described as ‘the quintessential cousin from the country.” - The West Australian.

Proudly supported by Malcolm Robertson Foundation and City of Perth as part of the Funny Girl initiative.

WRITER
Andrea Gibbs

DIRECTOR
Clare Watson

CAST INCLUDES
Michael Abercromby
Caroline Brazier
Jo Morris
Stephanie Somerville
Ian Wilkes

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Sara Chirichilli

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Lucy Birkinshaw

DRAMATURG
Polly Low

STAGE MANAGER
Erin Coubrough

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Grace Guppy

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $60.00 - $69.00 Adult
  • $60.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors card holders, Junior 16 & under, unemployed, Veterans Affairs card holders, Health Care card holders) 
  • $30.00 Under 30's 
  • $32.00 Students
  • $32.00 Student group (10+)(One complimentary ticket per 10 booked. School bookings only available through PTT) 
  • $48.00 - $60.00 Groups (8+)
    For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au

Pricing and Transaction Fee Information

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Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone: $6.95. In person: $0. Group bookings: $8.95. Add $2 for postage by Standard Mail or $4.40 for Registered Mail.
All tickets/items prices include GST if applicable and are quoted in Australian dollars.
Ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand, and without notice.

Captioned Performance 

  • 2:00pm, Saturday 2 April
    Audio described with tactile tour

Auslan Interpreted

  • 6:30pm, Tuesday 5 April
    Auslan interpreted performance with post-show Q&A

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