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First Nations
Made in Tasmania
Mudlark Theatre presents

The Box

by Nathan Maynard & Rob Braslin
7 - 8 Aug 2024 (3 performances)
Wed 7 Aug 2024 7:30 pm
Thu 8 Aug 2024 11:00 am
Thu 8 Aug 2024 7:30 pm
Studio Theatre

Set in a fictional housing commission suburb of Bowendale, the story of The Box draws us into the home and family of a single mother Mandy and her two hardened “Bowey boy” sons.

This story is a relentlessly real, daringly comic and profoundly moving theatre experience, uncovering the painful truths and actions that define one family’s existence inside a government experiment.

A complex and compelling family drama, The Box rages at the fragility of our lives, lives balanced on a knife edge, revealing the courage it takes for many to persist and survive, let alone “dream outside the box”. 

Creative Team 
Playwrights | Nathan Maynard and Rob Braslin
Director | Nathan Maynard
Set Designer | Laura Watts with Darren Willmott
Lighting Designer | Grace Roberts
Sound Designer | Chris Jackson
Dramaturges | Maeve Mhairi Macgregor, Kamarra Bell-Wykes and Tom Holloway

Corey Saylor-Brunskill
Nelson Clay
Harrison Collis-Oates
Carrie McLean

The cast of The Box, Four actors in black and white

Buy tickets to The Visitors and The Box in one transaction and get 20% off!

To claim this discount, simply purchase tickets to The Visitors and The Box in one transaction via this link.

This August, the Theatre Royal is presenting two outstanding First Nations works, The Visitors and The Box.  

Jane Harrison’s The Visitors has had rave reviews and was awarded Best Mainstage Production at the 2023 Sydney Theatre Awards. Produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company, and directed by Wesley Enoch, this entertaining and thought-provoking work asks a timeless question of who we welcome onto our land. The Visitors will be presented in The Theatre Royal from 1-3 August.

The Box by acclaimed Palawa playwright Nathan Maynard and Murri-born Nipaluna-raised artist Rob Braslin is a comedic and profoundly moving theatre experience, uncovering the painful truths and actions that define one family’s existence inside a government experiment. Produced by Mudlark Theatre Company The Box will be presented in the Studio Theatre from 7 - 8 August.

This is an incredible opportunity to experience two contemporary First Nations stories and the Theatre Royal is pleased to offer a 20% discount to patrons attending both shows.


Premium & A Reserve    Full $55 | Concession $45

A Reserve                             Full $50 | Concession $45
B Reserve                             Full $45

Limited 30 Under 30 / Industry Allies / Student Members $30
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*all bookings will incur a $5 transaction fee


90 mins (no interval)

Patrons' Advice
  • Contains very strong adult themes and coarse language.  Caution is advised. 
  • The work is not suitable for audiences under the age of 16 years. 
  • For further information regarding the content of this performance, please contact the Box Office.

For wheelchair and accessible seating enquiries, please contact our box office on (03) 6146 3300 or boxoffice@theatreroyal.com.au