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About The Show

Narelle is Sydney born and bred, but lately she’s lost her sense of belonging.


The city changes all the time, places are torn down and with them go her certainties. She finds herself drawn back to Pyrmont, formerly the working class industrial heartland of the city, but now newly gentrified as 19th century factories become shiny apartment blocks with million dollar views of Sydney Harbour. But it remains her family’s bedrock, and the home of her extraordinary grandmother June.


As she keeps going over the forces that formed her – the last man hanged in Australia, the mistakes that changed lives, her mother’s divorce, her grandfather’s decline – she tries to make sense of what she, her city, and her country have become. And what has been lost along the way.


Focusing on three generations of remarkable women, The Sugar House is a deeply moving family drama that distils the conflict of how we are raised against what we choose, and how the hope of social transformation as we move forward to embrace the future sometimes means the irretrievable loss of what built us.


The Sugar House was a hit at Sydney’s renowned Belvoir Street Theatre in 2018, where it was nominated for Best New Australian Work in the Sydney Theatre Awards. It will receive its first production outside Australia at the Finborough Theatre from 26 October - 20 November 2021

Cast to be announced.

Creative Team




Tom Brennan



Set & Costume Designer

Justin Nardella

Alana Valentine

Lighting Designer

Sherry Coenen

Sound Designer

Ellie Showering​


Lucy Casson


A Million Freds Productions

General Management 

David Adkin Limited

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