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Griffin Theatre Company

The Ham Funeral

Presented by Siren Theatre Co and Griffin Independent

In a gothic inner-city boarding house, a naïve young poet is drawn into the fetid world of the basement-dwelling landlord and his wife, the hauntingly grotesque Mr and Mrs Lusty.

When her husband drops dead suddenly, Mrs Lusty announces a lavish funeral feast in his honour. Driven by her relentless appetite, she attempts to seduce the poet, drawing him into a dangerous sexual game with comically tragic consequences.

Written in 1948 by Australia’s only Nobel Laureate for Literature, Patrick White, The Ham Funeral is one of the most intriguingly original plays in Australian theatre history. Part vaudeville, part lyric poem, and part gothic drama, it is an unnervingly dark and vulgar investigation of the human condition.

Performance Dates

Previews 17 & 18 May
Season 20 May – 10 June

Performance Times

Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday 3 & 10 June 2pm & 7pm


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Adult $38
Concession, Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $30
Under 35 $30


Event starts
Wednesday 17 May, 2017
Event Ends
Saturday 10 June, 2017
SBW Stables Theatre
Venue Address
10 Nimrod Street

New South Wales, Sydney

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