The Sum of Us

By David Stevens
Directed by Eva Grace Mullaley

Presented in association with Perth Festival.

A warm and touching comedy with an all First Nations cast.

Date: 25 Feb – 7 Mar 2021 | Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre

The Sum of Us

Where: Subiaco Arts Centre, Main Auditorium

180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco WA 6008
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When: 25 February – 7 March 2021

Wed – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 6:00pm
Matinee Performance: Sat 6 Mar 2:00pm

Post Show Q&A: Wed 3 Mar
Stay in your seats after the performance to hear from creators and artists in a Q&A session.



AUSLAN interpreted performance: Wed 3 Mar
Audio described performance: Thu 4 Mar
Tactile tour available before the show on Thu 4 Mar

Pricing: $20 – $59

Adult: $59
Concession: $55
Perth Festival Friend: $52
Student: $20

Group Bookings
School Groups 10+: $16.00
School Groups with less than 10 attendees: $25.00

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, including 20 minute interval

Note: Contains coarse language, drug references, sexual references, drug paraphernalia, smoking, haze. Recommended for ages 15+


Playwright: David Stevens

Director: Eva Grace Mullaley

Assistant Director: Cezera Critti-Schnaars

Producer: Elinor King

Production Manager: Mike Nanning

Stage Manager: Jenny Poh

Assistant Stage Managers: Helah Milroy & Jack Wilson

Set & Costume Designer: Bryan Woltjen

Costume Supervisor: Nora Stelter

Assistant Set & Costume Designer: Jamie Fodor

Lighting Designer: Peter Young

Sound Designer & Composer: Joe Paradise Lui

Assistant Sound Designer: Zac James

Choreographer: Claudia Alessi

Vocal Coach: Julia Moody

Cast: Mathew Cooper, Bruce Denny, Janine Oxenham & Joshua Pether



See an exciting revisioning of the much-loved story from the off-Broadway hit and award-winning film The Sum of Us with an all First Nations cast.

How’s a guy supposed to find Mr. Right when his father is always up in his business? That’s the premise of this warm comedy that revolves around the comfortable relationship between widower Harry and his son Jeff. A beautiful tale of a strong family bond, ageing, queerness and the dance we all do when searching for love, this is Yirra Yaakin’s first queer work. Performed by an Australian First Nations cast, it is a story that no culture is exempt from. Balancing humour and pathos, The Sum of Us remains as relevant today as it was 30 years ago.

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Your Visit

Performances of The Sum of Us will be held at the Subiaco Arts Centre where Yirra Yaakin is a resident theatre company. The following links have been compiled to ensure all patrons have a memorable experience before, during and after the show.

Getting there

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In the theatre

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