Lethal Indifference

Emily Barclay in a captivating and moving story of a woman’s fight to survive.

WHARF 1 THEATRE

The Play

★★★★ Time Out Sydney
★★★★ Limelight Magazine
★★★★ Audrey Journal


Sydney Theatre Company Presents

LETHAL INDIFFERENCE  

By Anna Barnes

World premiere

A life-changing true story

Emily Barclay (ABC’s Please Like Me) plays a young writer in Melbourne’s inner suburbs who quits her day job in a clothing store to find something new, something with a stronger sense of purpose. She lands a role in public relations for a family violence legal service. It’s the kind of job that can completely change the way you see the world – and it will.

A stunning and deeply moving Australian story, Lethal Indifference is based on real events and writer Anna Barnes’ own experiences. Told through a single actor, it is full of drama, rich humour and surprising revelations.

Lethal Indifference is many things at once: the tale of a young woman’s growing awareness; a meditation on society’s complicity in domestic violence; and a captivating, finally tragic, story of another woman’s fight to survive.

"There are two types of women in this world. Those that think family violence would never happen to them and those that know it could happen to anyone.” 

Duration 1hr 30mins (no interval)

Content warning: This production includes strong language, adult themes including descriptions of violence and the use of complete blackout in the theatre. Parental discretion advised. Please get in touch with us if you have any queries.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can ring the Domestic Violence Line for help on 1800 656 463. The Domestic Violence Line is a NSW statewide free-call number and is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

If you or someone you know needs information or support, these organisations are there to help: Beyond BlueLifeline and Headspace


Ticket information

2018 Season Tickets (packs of 6 or more plays)

Save at least 20% on full price single tickets, access the best available seats and get a lot of exclusive benefits all year. More info and bookings.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $48
Adult A Reserve $48
Concession $48
Seniors cardholder $48
Preview $39
Under 30 $39

Single tickets

Single ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $60
Saturday evening B Reserve $55
Adult A Reserve $60
Adult B Reserve $55
Seniors cardholder A Reserve $60
Seniors cardholder B Reserve $55
Concession A Reserve $60
Concession B Reserve $55
Under 30 $54
Preview $54
Group bookings (10+ people) $51

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. 

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings (packs of 6 or more plays): no fees
Single ticket bookings: $7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter


Dates

Previews 17 Feb 2018 – 21 Feb 2018
Season 23 Feb 2018 – 10 Mar 2018

Performance start times
Preview performances 8pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 8pm 
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 2pm

Duration 1hr 30mins (no interval)


Pricing and ticket information

2018 Season Tickets (packs of 6 or more plays)

Save at least 20% on full price single tickets, access the best available seats and get a lot of exclusive benefits all year. More info and bookings.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $48
Adult A Reserve $48
Concession $48
Seniors cardholder $48
Preview $39
Under 30 $39

Single tickets

Single ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $60
Saturday evening B Reserve $55
Adult A Reserve $60
Adult B Reserve $55
Seniors cardholder A Reserve $60
Seniors cardholder B Reserve $55
Concession A Reserve $60
Concession B Reserve $55
Under 30 $54
Preview $54
Group bookings (10+ people) $51

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Sydney Theatre Company. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings (packs of 6 or more plays): no fees
Single ticket bookings: $7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Concession, seniors and under 30 tickets
Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue, such as your concession or proof of age card. Alternatively, you may email a copy of your identification to [email protected]. Please quote your booking reference number.

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats.

Director Jessica Arthur
Designer Mel Page
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Composer & Sound Designer Clemence Williams

With
Emily Barclay

Marketing image Rene Vaile
Production photos Prudence Upton 

This listing is updated as cast and creatives are confirmed in the lead-up to the production, and if there are any changes to the team. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information about each play by opting in to our enewsletter.

Insight Events

We offer a range of free and ticketed events designed to give you further insight into our plays. Find out more about our Insight Events.

Pre-season Briefing
Mon 5 Feb 7pm
Richard Wherrett Studio
FREE.

Night with the Actors
Mon 26 Feb post-show

“Real and visceral and important” The Daily Telegraph
 
“Jessica Arthur, in her mainstage directing debut, has crafted a considered production; its seeming diffidence belies a subtle sense of guided momentum that can only come from real confidence with the story and with a director’s choices.” ★★★★ Time Out Sydney
 
“An exceptional work… marvellously subtle, humane, intelligent and mesmerising” Stage Noise by Diana Simmonds
 
“The one-woman, one-act play, carried magnificently by Emily Barclay, revealed an insider’s account of domestic violence that mesmerised and appalled an entire audience. There were gasps throughout.” The Daily Telegraph
 
“Barclay is a spark and our guiding light through these uncomfortable truths” ★★★★Time Out Sydney
 
[Emily] Barclay gives a beautifully understated performance.” ★ ★ ★ ★ Limelight Magazine
 

“[Emily] Barclay’s performance is remarkable.” ★ ★ ★ ★ Audrey Journal
 

“Director Jessica Arthur, in her main stage debut, shapes the piece skilfully.” The Australian
 

“Emily Barclay displays exquisite sensibility.” The Australian

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