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Wake in Fright
15 October - 1 November 2020
State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground

Wake in Fright

15 October - 1 November 2020 State Theatre Centre of WA, Studio Underground Buy tickets

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Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA presents a Malthouse Theatre production
Adapted from Kenneth Cook’s novel
By Declan Greene with Zahra Newman

if you’re a good bloke, you’ll be alright. right?

"Brilliant, bold and deeply unnerving."
★★★★★ – THE AGE

G’day. Welcome to the Yabba. Just passing through?

It’s the best little town in the world. Things a bit grim? Chin up.

John Grant is well-read, but an outback misadventure strands him – cashless and jobless – in a harsh and remote Aussie outpost, Bundanyabba.

So, he makes new ‘mates’: they’re quick with a drink, but with every scull a dark violence lurches forward. Are these blokes fair dinkum, or is there something more sinister at the heart of this little Aussie town?

The entire world of Wake in Fright is conjured in a one-person show accompanied by a sonic assault from art-electronica band, friendships. Under the direction of Declan Greene (Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death, Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography), Kenneth Cook’s iconic work of Australian Gothic horror is felt in the flesh. Bring sunscreen, buy a beer and wear your ear plugs.

Once we pierce the Yabba’s ocker veneer, you better be ready for the explosive brutality pent up inside.

Declan Greene
Zahra Newman
James Paul
Verity Hampson
Alexandria Steffensen

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.

Standard + Balcony

  • $55.00 - $59.00 Adult 
  • $55.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed, Veteran's Affairs and Health Care Card Holders)
  • $26.00 Full time student 

Groups (8+)

  • $50.00 - $55.00 Standard + Balcony
  • $26.00 Schools (10+) Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 10 tickets purchased.
  • For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email

Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $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.
Please note ticket prices are subject to change without notice.


  • Thursday 15 October 2020 at 7.30pm
  • Friday 16 October 2020 at 7.30pm


  • Saturday 24 October 2020 at 2pm

Post show Q&A

  • Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 6.30pm

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