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The Turquoise Elephant

14 Oct – 26 Nov 2016

By Stephen Carleton


Inside her triple-glazed compound, Augusta shields herself from the catastrophic elements, bathing in the classics and campaigning for the reinstatement of global reliance on fossil fuels. Outside, the world lurches from one environmental cataclysm to the next. Meanwhile, her sister, Olympia, thinks the best way to save endangered species is to eat them. Their niece, Basra, is intent on making a difference – but how? Can you save the world one blog at a time?

Stephen Carleton’s The Turquoise Elephant won the 2015 Griffin Award. A shockingly black, black, black political farce, it’s the sort of play that pushes itself into a season – it’s urgent, contemporary and perilously close to being real. From opera on Sydney Harbour to the tiny jewel of the Stables stage, there is nothing director Gale Edwards cannot do. She brings her magic and wry insight to the world premiere of this very funny, clever and wicked new work.


Venue: SBW Stables Theatre

Theatre Company/Produced by: Griffin Theatre


Performances Dates, Times & Tickets

14 Oct – 26 Nov 2016

Previews: 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 October

Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Tuesday 15 & 22 November 2pm & 7pm

Ticket Prices:
Adult $55
Concession, Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $43
Under 30 $35

Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $5 for phone bookings apply.

Duration: N/A



Director: Gale Edwards

Cast: Catherine Davies

Designer N/A
Lighting Designer N/A
Composer and Sound Designer N/A
Stage Manager: N/A