On the Shore of the Wide World

pantsguys Productions and Griffin Independent present the Australian premiere

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On the Shore of the Wide World

by Simon Stephens
directed by Anthony Skuse

It happens all the time. It’s people. It’s what we’re like.

Alex Holmes is ready for adulthood, ready to lose his virginity and ready to leave his home town. But history isn’t on his side. Alex’s parents Peter and Alice are careening towards infidelity after the impact of a recent tragedy, and his grandparents’ relationship continues to splinter. The sting of regret is turning out to be a Holmes family keepsake.

On the Shore of the Wide World is that rare beast in the theatre: an elegant, sprawling family saga that feels utterly contemporary. A parable about what we inherit and what we leave behind, it spans nine months, three generations and a life’s worth of missed opportunities.

Playwright Simon Stephens won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play with On the Shore of the Wide World in 2006.


Previews: 8 & 9 Jan

11 Jan – 1 Feb, 2014


Mon – Sat, 7pm

Sat 1 Feb, 2pm and 7pm


SBW Stables Theatre

10 Nimrod Street Kings Cross NSW


Call Griffin at 02 9361 3817 or book online

For further information please contact info@pantsguys.com