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Barracking For The Umpire by Andrea Gibbs

Barracking For The Umpire by Andrea Gibbs

Wednesday 29 May, 2024, 07:30 PM

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What are we willing to sacrifice for the great game?


Following a standout Perth season in 2022, Barracking for the Umpire is heading to Geraldton in 2024 as part of its regional WA tour!


This family drama tackles head-on the fragility of the human body and the impacts of footy on our players, our family, and our community.


Donnybrook Football Club is set to honour its greatest son – Doug Williams.


Hard as flint. Salt of the earth.

Wife, Delveen, by his side, riding every bump with him. Feeling every head knock.


All the kids are flying home to join the celebration.


But after years of the game he loves, the sure hands of Williams are starting to fumble the ball.

★★★★½ “Highly entertaining yet heartbreaking.” The West Australian

★★★★½ “A cracking script that is full of Aussie slang, yet poignant and beautiful.” Limelight Magazine

“A moving but funny production about football and family. Touching on a number of serious issues, this first play by Andrea Gibbs is relatable and quintessentially Australian.”  Stage Whispers

Doors and Bar open


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90 minutes with no interval

Age Recommendation 


Content warnings

Dementia, Amnesia, Partial nudity,

Sexual references, use of theatrical fog

Course language