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Things are washing up on the shore: suitcases, spectacles, hair – and then Eva. She has lost all but the memory of her name and how she takes her tea. And she’s missing a finger.

When Bob finds Eva on the beach it’s not long before she is in his kitchen and he’s falling in love. But Eva is haunted by a past she can’t remember. Who is she and why does she scream in the night? When the mysterious rogue Maciek appears, Bob is terrified he’ll steal Eva away. Eva is terrified of what he may reveal.

The Sea Project is an evocative, unique story of migration, memory and desire. It reunites two of Australia’s hottest new theatre talents, writer Elise Hearst and director Paige Rattray, who first teamed up for 2011’s explosive Dirtyland.

Arthur and Griffin Independent present this Sydney Premiere

Director Paige Rattray
Assistant Director Catherine David
David Fleischer
Dramaturg Amelia Evans
Lighting Designer Ross Graham
Composer/Sound Designer/Performer Tom Hogan 
Voice Coach Jennifer White 
Stage Manager Victor Araces 

With Travis Cardona, Justin Cotta, Meredith Penman, Iain Sinclair

Previews 5 & 6 September 
Season 8 – 29 September
Matinee: 29 September, 2pm

Monday-Friday 7pm|
Saturday 2pm and 7pm

Adult $30
Concession/Preview/Matinee $23
Seniors/Group+8 $26
Under 30 $26
$15 Rush tickets – limited number available Monday evenings at the door.

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SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross NSW 2011


‘Penman’s performance as Eva is straight-up electrifying…This is cryptic and satisfying theatre.’ Concrete Playground

‘An involving, warmly performed drama’. SMH

“…has an aesthetic disposition and sophistication, heart and soul which, despite its flaws (the last scene is questionably Hollywooden) provokes us to think again about our origins, fates, fears, desires, hopes and dreams. That’s an experience always worth having.” Crikey

‘There is under the auspices of Ms Rattray, Mr Fleischer and Mr Graham, a beautiful visual aesthetic – a mirrored floor with careful attention to furniture and properties additions, that takes the images to unfathomable depths.’ Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary

 ’The Sea Project is elusive, open-ended and alive with imaginative possibilities. Recommended.’ Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise

 ’A strong, intelligent and entertaining piece of new Australian theatre.’ Stage Whispers


‘Becoming a stranger to your own past is an exciting concept for Meredith Penman.’ SMH

‘PLAYWRIGHT Elise Hearst’s latest play, The Sea Project, is a tale of memory, migration and love inspired by the World War II experiences of her Polish grandmother’. Jewish News

‘Now here’s a play that gives you something to chew over, like a good wine that leaves something on the back-palate, as opposed to something impenetrably, indigestibly cryptic.’ Crikey Curtain Call

Cut Snake is mad. Hell mad. I loved it…It’s a joyous, poignant, and incredibly funny ride.’ Behind the Critical Curtain



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