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Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell

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A powerful study of infidelity and interwoven lives

This Autumn, The Stirling Players present a strictly limited season of the modern classic Speaking in Tongues by critically acclaimed Australian playwright and screenwriter Andrew Bovell. Tickets are now on sale - 8 performances only.

Gary George & Georgia Stockham

The AWGIE award-winning play Speaking in Tongues inspired the Australian drama Lantana and follows nine different characters (played by four talented actors) who are all connected by affairs and infidelities.

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.

Nicole Rutty, Georgia Stockham, Tim Williams & Gary George

Directed by Geoff Brittain, Speaking in Tongues is a masterful fast moving drama of betrayal, lust and love. Since premiering at the SBW Stables in Griffin Theatre's 1996 season, the play has been performed around Europe and the US.

Director Geoff Brittain says he chose the play as he likes Bovell's writing, and because it is an Australian play, and "we don't do enough Australian plays in Australia, especially in community theatre".

"I like Bovell's stories and ideas and the way he writes," he says. "You never know until the end of the play what will happen."

Tim Williams & Georgia Stockham

Don't miss the upcoming Stirling Players production of Speaking in Tongues. As the evocative mystery unravels, audiences will be immersed in this sophisticated and compelling tale of disconnection between individuals, partners and communities.

Secure your tickets today at

Choose from the following performances:

Friday 17 March 2023, 7:30 PM

Saturday 18 March 2023, 3.00 PM

Sunday 19 March 2023, 3.00 PM


Friday 24 March 2023, 7:30 PM

Saturday 25 March 2023, 3.00 PM

Sunday 26 March 2023, 3.00 PM


Friday 31 March 2023, 7:30 PM

Saturday 1 April 2023, 7:30 PM

Woman lost - Georige Stockham

For more information on The Stirling Players and upcoming productions, please see and follow @stirlingplayers on Facebook.

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When: Friday 17 March 2023 - Saturday 1 April 2023
Where: Stirling Community Theatre Avenue Rd, Stirling South Australia 5154
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by Jon Cocks on 17/03/2023
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