Speaking in Tongues | Wollongong Workshop Theatre

Wollongong Workshop Theatre Presents their Final Production of the Year: Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell.

Two couples set out to betray their partners. A lover returns from the past and a husband doesn’t answer the phone. A woman disappears and a neighbour is the prime suspect. Contracts are broken between intimates and powerful bonds are formed between strangers.

Andrew Bovell’s AWGIE award-winning play Speaking in Tongues is a play about marital infidelity, with multiple narratives and a mystery at its core.

This magnificent script was later adapted into the well-loved Australian film Lantana. A film which grossed $15.7 million at the box office, was nominated for 15 AACTA awards, and won 9 of them, including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor and Actress.

Director Daniel Stefanovski has put on some of the Illawarra’s most loved productions in recent years including (most recently) “First Date” at the Arcadians, IYAP’s smash hit “Bring It On”, as well as the family favorite “The Wizard of Oz” and Shakespeares timeless classic “Romeo and Juliet” at The Roo Theatre.

Speaking in Tongues has been a dream project for Daniel for a number of years, and he is utterly delighted to have a chance to share this absorbing piece of story telling with Illawarra theatergoers.

The cast is made up of local theatre powerhouses Luke Berman, Suzi Villeneuve-Smith, Vu Moyu, and Damien Morley, who are very ably supported by Dayle Rafferty, Laura Bryant, Kelly Nicholson, Feargus Manning and Bryson Grenfell.


Folks have said the following things about Andrew Bovell’s Speaking in Tongues:

This is the play that a girl I know considered altering her flights to Europe for once she realised she’d miss it.” Rose Pullen, http://lipmag.com

Bovell’s script is timeless, a classic love story that speaks beyond time, beyond generations, beyond landscape – we are swept up in universality of the play – the strong and fragile characters – they who have it all and yet have nothing.” Augusta Supple, http://augustasupple.com/

Show Performances

WWT’s season of Speaking in Tongues runs for 8 performances and opens on Fri 24th November.

Fri, 24 Nov – 20:00
Sat, 25 Nov – 20:00
Sun, 26 Nov  – 16:00
Fri, 1 Dec – 20:00
Sun, 3 Dec – 16:00
Thurs, 7 Dec – 20:00
Fri, 8 Dec –  20:00
Sat, 9 Dec – 20:00


Adult: $25.00
Concession: $20.00

Tickets can be purchased at www.trybooking.com/323201 or by calling 0431 875 721.