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Smurf in Wanderland

Presented by Griffin Theatre Company in association with National Theatre of Parramatta

David Williams – acclaimed documentary theatre maker, writer and football fanatic – is the ‘Smurf’. For the uninitiated, ‘Smurf’ is the nickname given to a Sydney Football Club fan.

During the 2013-14 A League football season, Williams, a long-suffering Sydney FC fan, frequented Western Sydney Wanderers’ games on their home turf in Parramatta. Kitted out in his Sydney FC sky-blue jersey, Williams-the-Smurf stuck out like a sore thumb amongst the sea of red and black. His presence caused bewilderment and banter, but none of the hooliganism that’s come to be associated with the game – he didn’t need to fear for his life.

Developed during Williams’ 2015 residency, Smurf in Wanderland is one man’s insightful and hilarious examination of football, tribalism, belonging and identity. It’s also a passionate defence of the fan – what it means to be a fan, the demonisation of fans and the artificial wedge that has been created between Sydney and its western suburbs.

“Williams [does] an excellent job distilling a range of views and laying them out for examination, warts and all.” – ArtsHub review of Quiet Faith

Performance Dates

Preview 2 May 
Season 4 May – 13 May

Performance Times

Monday – Saturday 7pm 

Pricing

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Adult $43
Concession, Senior, Preview, Groups 8+ $35
Under 35 $30

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Event starts
Tuesday 2 May, 2017
Event Ends
Saturday 13 May, 2017
Venue
SBW Stables Theatre
Venue Address
10 Nimrod St
Location

New South Wales, Sydney

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