Wil & Grace


Tickets $44 – $50

Wed 21 - Sat 31 Jul | 1 hour 20 minutes Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre
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After a night of wine, wikihow, and witchcraft, 2 Petersham housemates find a naked backpacker on their sofa. Is he who he seems? Could he be the Bard brought back?

“Life isn’t magical. Not in the way I’d thought. It’s like madness. And that’s okay.”

Vodka. Grief. Raising the dead with a Wikihow article and an egg. Grace might not know exactly what she’s doing, but she knows how to believe. Varya knows exactly what she’s doing, even if no one believes her. Wil… is lost.

On a dark stormy night in Petersham, Grace and Varya drunkenly conduct a séance. They wake up the next day to find a naked man sleeping on their couch. And he says his name is Wil. Wil Shakespeare.

In a world where our futures seem increasingly uncertain, and life a little too tenuous, Grace yearns to find the magic in the little things. When the reality of grief becomes too painful, she turns to fantasy. She chooses to believe. But what are the consequences

Presented by Rogue Projects, Madeleine Withington’s debut play about grief, love, and the impossible is a fresh new comedy with a big heart – a play about believing in things, for better or worse, because sometimes we desperately need to.

Show details

Show details
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Venue 1: Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre
Performance notes
  • Content warnings: Haze,  Content related to Mental Health
    • PG
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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    • Written by – Madeleine Withington
    • Directed by – Erica Lovell
    • Producer – Talia Meyerowitz-Katz
    • Grace – Madeleine Withington
    • Wil – Joshua Shediak
    • Varya – Suz Mawer
    • Sound Design – Kaitlyn Crocker
    • Lighting Design – Lucia Haddad
    • Set & Costume Design – Anna Gardiner
    • Stage Manager – Brendon Taylor
    • Marketing & Publicity – Robbi James
    Presented by
    • Rogue Projects