Theatre, Theatre, Comedy

Silly to Think


TICKETS $25 – $35

Wed 9 - Sat 12 Jun | 1 hour 10 minutes Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre
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Who is a woman when she is alone in her car? Or when she is trapped on an old rickety jetty with two smelly fishermen?

It has been eight, no, nine hundred thousand years, but at long last here falls Aphrodite. She falls not from heaven to earth, nor earth to hell either, she falls further into a deep, dark, abysmal place.

With no more than two jaded fishermen and a super depressed seagull plonked on a jetty to keep her company, Aphy launches an interrogation into the absurdity of her own existence, begging us all to consider ‘who are we exactly when we exist in total darkness?’.

Witness time and space dissolve as Aphy learns to control the reality of the world around her, summoning destructive tsunamis and sea storms to wash away those who are threatened by her existence.

In a pandemic world under the Morrison government, Silly to Think exposes female oppression in the Absurdist form. At long last it is time to interrogate the absurdity of the conception of ‘woman’ as created by men and ask, ‘what happens when one escapes this definition and can we?’.

Show details

Show details
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Venue 1: Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre
Performance notes
  • Content warnings: Strobe Lighting,  Haze,  Sudden Loud Noises,  Discussion of Suicide,  Discussion of Sexual Violence,  Depictions of Violence
    • M
  • Things to note: Fish related violence.
Venue details & accessibility
Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre

5 Eliza Street, Newtown
Telephone: (02) 9550 6087


This venue is not wheelchair accessible. However, we still recommend calling the venue directly to discuss whether they can provide the access you need.

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    • Aphy – Jordan Stam
    • Rat – Brodie Masini
    • Theo – Aimee McQueen
    • Writer & Director, Producer – Sophie Davis
    • Director, Producer – Chris Davis
    • Production Designer – Isobel Sanby
    • Sound and Lighting Designer – Connor Mcewen
    • Executive Producer – Kerri Glasscock
    • Executive Producer – Stephen Sewell
    Presented by
    • Sis and Chris Davis with NIDA and Old 505
    • National Institute of Dramatic Arts. Old 505.