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Girls in Boys' Cars — Riverside's National Theatre of Parramatta

This empathetic production tells a gritty story of friendship through a modern coming-of-age tale.
By Alec Jones
August 31, 2023
By Alec Jones
August 31, 2023

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Friendships are complicated, but they're part of what it means to be human. Any young person, but especially someone who knows what it means to have a complicated friendship, should consider getting tickets to Girls in Boys' Cars, the latest production of National Theatre of Parramatta.

Opening on Thursday, October 19, Girls in Boys' Cars is an adaptation of the page-turning novel from Australian author Felicity Castagna — which won multiple Australian literary awards in 2022. This theatrical adaptation by Priscilla Jackman centres around two young women, whose suburban lives (and friendship) get much more complicated when a series of events sees them driving across NSW in a stolen car. One ends up in juvenile detention, wondering why her best friend disappeared and where she went.

Directed and adapted by award-winning theatre-maker Priscilla Jackman (National Theatre of Parramatta and Sydney Theatre Company's White Pearl), the production also stars Ziggy Resnick (Griffin Theatre Company's A is for Apple), Nikita Waldron (Winner of the Australian Theatre for Young People 2021 Rebel Wilson Comedy Commission), Suz Mawer (bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company's The Laden Table), Ella Prince (Bell Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors) and Alex Stamell (Nine Perfect Strangers).

It's a story about friends, mistakes and never holding back. The limited-run show is sure to spark some feelings, maybe even a few tears. Book your tickets quickly, because the short run will be over by Friday, November 3.

Girls in Boys' Cars will run at the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, with select shows from Thursday, October 19 to Friday, November 3. For more information or to get tickets, visit the website.

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