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Speaking in Tongues

  • Speaking in Tongues<br>by Andrew Bovell
  • Speaking in Tongues<br>by Andrew Bovell

"I could write and say I'm sorry, but I never loved you.
That's just something you wanted to believe in."

Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell

Directed by Brendon Harris
Assisted by Jacob Agius

May 1 to 19

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. In Andrew Bovell’s masterfully interconnected polyphony, an evocative mystery unravels at the same time as a devastating tale of disconnection between individuals, partners and communities.

Speaking in Tongues, which became the film "Lantana", is a truly engaging story, weaving together separate but related threads and characters in an unusual series of coincidences.

Running time

About 2 hours 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Opening Night!

Come along at 7:30pm on Wednesday 1 May to help us celebrate opening night and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices:

Tickets: $25 (full); $20 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $20
Season Tickets for 2019: $64
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@maitlandreptheatre.org for more details


You can book online or call the Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily) from January 2019.

The Directors:

Brendon Harris and Jacob Agius

The Cast

Jane/Valerie - Maddy Clare Lardner
Pete/Neil/John - Faiz Khan
Sonja/Sarah - Brittany Writer
Leon/Nick - Daniel Stranger

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm:
Wed 1, Fri 3, Sat 4, Fri 10, Sat 11, Fri 17, Sat 18

Matinees at 2:00pm:
Sun 12, Sun 19

Doors open 30 minutes before performances*