across the sea that separates us from them life
life waits for us on the other side
and I can’t go there without you…

In a city at war, five young people count down the days before a boat leaves for Europe.
Who will leave, who will stay, and what will their choices cost them?

From the writer of the award-winning Tales of a City by the Sea.

[Sabawi] looks beyond the political to examine the effect of war on those who cannot leave the battleground… a gripping piece of theatre that begs to be seen and heard.

Adelaide Theatre Guide

.remarkable sensitivity and artistry…

In Daily

poetically beautiful, discerning and honest…

-The Barefoot Review

Recommended for ages 13+. Includes references to sexual violence.

Written by Samah Sabawi

Directed by Bagryana Popov

Performed by Priscilla Doueihy, Abdulrahman Hammoud, Claudia Greenstone, Khisraw Jones-Shukoor and Reece Vella

Music by Nahed Elrayes

Set and costume design by Lara Week

Lighting design by Shane Grant

Sound design by Elissa Goodrich

Produced by Lara Week

Stage management by Hayley Fox

Design assistance by Lara Chamas

Image by Justyn Koh

THEM is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.



May 29 – June 9



Wed 6.30pm| Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm| Sun 4pm

Approx running time: 90 min


Saturday 8 June 2pm

Sunday 9 June 12pm


La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond St, Carlton


Tickets Info/

Full $30 Concession  $20

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6948