2023 Subscription Season
The Theatre Royal presents State Theatre Company South Australia's

Girls & Boys

By Dennis Kelly
10 - 12 Aug 2023 (4 performances)
Thu 10 Aug 2023 7:30 pm
Fri 11 Aug 2023 7:30 pm
Sat 12 Aug 2023 2:00 pm
Sat 12 Aug 2023 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal

The innocent sounding Girls & Boys is a searing one- woman show by celebrated playwright Dennis Kelly. A high- wire act balancing comedy and drama, which has stunned audiences in London and New York, its stellar solo role is brilliantly filled here by Justine Clarke.

She meets him in an airport queue and sparks fly. Their passionate love affair takes them to marriage, a mortgage, and children – an ordinary family life. Her natural working-class wit works to her advantage, and she unexpectedly starts rising above her allotted rung on the British social
ladder. The power dynamic between them shifts – the imperceptible cracks become yawning gulfs – but when the house they built begins to fall, nothing prepares her for what happens next.

A ticking time bomb, Girls & Boys is an engrossing, edge-of-your-seat play that shifts gears from Fleabag-like wit to harrowing shock in a matter of seconds. It will leave you breathless.

Writer        Dennis Kelly
Director    Mitchell Butel
With         Justine Clarke

A Q&A with Director, Mitchell Butel will be held after the 2pm matinee on Saturday 12 Aug.
This event is free for all Girls & Boys matinee ticketholders. 

Video URL
“Be prepared to be rocked to the core.”
New York Daily News


Stalls and Dress Circle

Premium $90 / Premium concession $80

A Reserve $80 / A Reserve concession $70

B Reserve $70 / B reserve concession $60

C Reserve $60



Premium $80 / Premium concession $70

A Reserve $70 / A Reserve concession $60

B Reserve $60 / B Reserve concession $50

C Reserve $50

*all bookings will incur a $5 transaction fee


110 mins (no interval)

Patrons' Advice

The performance contains family violence themes and descriptions of graphic violence. Recommended for those 16 years and over. 

Please note: this performance features a lockout and late arrivals will only be admitted after 10 minutes into the first act. 

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