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them @ riverside theatres parramatta



THEM is the very believable story of resilience and growth, despite war related trauma. Set in a war-torn and war-weary country, located somewhere in the middle east, where they speak arabic, and bombs constantly fall. Creating refugees is not war, rather it is a crime against humanity.

Us versus Them, each and every war, where male soldiers deliberately kill civilian women and children, is not war, it is genocide.

Price to escape the war is USD$1000.00 per person, and is payable for the dangerous boat journey provided by the people smugglers. Receive USD$1000.00 for selling each of your teenage daughters into arranged marriages.

Very entertaining war-time drama with tension-relieving comedy moments. So many clever touches, including the delicious idea to have live piano music played on the stage, during each set change.

A journey towards choosing escape, whilst still wrapped in despair and hope. Captivating performances by the ensemble cast of six – an acting masterclass, totally engaging and thought provoking. Highly Recommended.

Written by Samah Sabawi
Directed by Bagryana Popov
Producer, Set and Costume Design: Lara Week
Lighting Design: Shane Grant
Sound Design: Elissa Goodrich
Prop Maker: Lara Chamas
Production and Stage Manager: Hayley Fox
Touring Production Manager: Shane Grant
Photos by Mark Gambino
STARRING – Taj Aldeeb, Claudia Greenstone, Abdulrahman Hammoud, Sahil Saluja, Meena Shamaly, Mehran Tajbakhsh


Riverside, Lara Week and Critical Stages present THEM


Thursday 28 July 2022 at 8pm
Friday 29 July 2022 at 12pm and Post-show Q&A
Friday 29 July 2022 at 8pm

Thursday 28 July 2022 at 12pm and Post-show Q&A
Friday 29 July 2022 at 12pm and Post-show Q&A

Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church Street and Market Street, Parramatta, NSW.

VENUE – Lennox Theatre – from 28th July 2022 until 29th July 2022

Duration of 80 minutes, and there is no interval.





STREET ADDRESS – Corner of Market Street and Church Street, Parramatta, NSW

VENUE SEATING CAPACITY – Riverside Theatre 761; Lennox Theatre 213; Rafferty’s Theatre 88; Total 1,062 seats.

*** However as the building deliberately has NO street numbers, you are prevented from telephone ordering (including taxi apps) a taxi after the show. ***

DISCLOSURE – Riverside Theatres kindly provided our two Sydney Arts Guide reviewers, with complimentary tickets.







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