SNEAK PEAK – Smurf In Wanderland
September 1, 2016
We wanted to give you a sneak peak into our fab new co-production by National Theatre of Parramatta and Griffin Theatre Company coming to Riverside Theatres in April 2017. Smurf In Wanderland is one man’s insightful and hilarious examination of football, tribalism, belonging and identity. 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 and ‘Wanderland’ is the home ground of the Western Sydney Wanderers. Williams is a long-suffering Sydney FC fan, who 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. Instead of fearing for his life he found a beautiful and profound unity amongst the ritual and fierce loyalty of the Wanderers fans.
A must see show for Wanderers and Sydney Football Club fans this is a story that breaks down the barriers of geography and debunks the myths of hooliganism at the football. It tells a tale of loyalty and unity integral and familiar to all football fans.
Accompanying the season of Smurf in Wanderland will be a photo exhibition by Western Sydney Wanderers photographer Eric Berry who also works as a forensic photographer….how cool is that?
Showing at Riverside Theatres 20 – 29 April 2017. Tickets are now on sale, click here to find out more. This show will also be part of the Griffin Theatre Company season later in the year.