Diving for Pearls

Ursula Yovich stars in a classic Australian play about reinventing oneself

Photograph: Brett Boardman

This spring Griffin Theatre Company will take on Katherine Thomson’s working-class drama, Diving for Pearls. This classic Australian play tells a story of reinvention and devastation, set in Wollongong in the 1980s.

Darren Yap directs a compelling rendition of the play, which first took to stages more than 25 years ago and remains vastly relevant. Helpmann Award-winner Ursula Yovich stars as Barbara, a driven woman hoping to get a job at a new local resort. Her partner Den is forced out of his steelworks job and with the imminent arrival of Barbara's daughter, Den seeks to reinvent himself as well. 

Griffin Theatre Company's artistic director Lee Lewis says this is her favourite Australian play. Diving for Pearls will cap off the Company's stellar 2017 main season. See it from September 8 at the SBW Stables Theatre, with tickets starting at just $35.

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