25 Feb - 26 Feb 2022
55 Minutes
$20 - $25


By Duncan Graham

“A whole-heartedly entertaining and humanising experience.” – Glam Adelaide

Based on the real-life testimonies of refugees, Amphibian sees past, present and dreams collide in an epic story of displacement, loss and adapting to different worlds.

Chloe and Hassan are sent out of class under suspicion for stealing money while feeding the class axolotl. As the unlikely pair work out who’s responsible, Chloe hears the heartbreaking story of an Afghan boy who has travelled alone, across land and sea, for a better life.

Poignant, powerful and bubbling with humour, Amphibian is a sparkling teen drama that brings one of the most urgent issues of our time roaring onto the stage.

This production contains coarse language, adult themes and the use of theatrical haze.

General Public: Suitable for ages 12+
Schools: Suitable for Years 7 – 12 (Stages 4 – 6)

Duration: 55 minutes (No interval plus 15-minute Q&A following the 12pm weekday performance)

The dedicated school performance is on Friday 25 February at 12pm. Please see the ‘Schools Bookings and Resources’ section below, for more information and to book.

Cast & Creatives

Duncan Graham / Playwright

Sasha Zahra / Director

Meg Wilson / Designer

Ian Moorhead / Composer and Sound Designer

Mark Pennington / Lighting and Audio Visual Designer

Muzafar Ali / Cultural Consultant

Elyas Alavi / Cultural Consultant

Rami Saaid / Cast

Julia Vosnakis / Cast

25 Feb 2022 12:00 pm

26 Feb 2022 10:00 am

26 Feb 2022 12:00 pm

Schools Bookings and Resources

Key Information and How to Book

Schools Performances
Amphibian is recommended for Years 7 – 12 (Stages 4 – 6). The dedicated schools performances of this production include:

Friday 25 February at 12pm

55 minutes (No interval plus 15-minute Q&A following the 12pm weekday performance)

Schools Booking Form
To book this production for your school, please click here and complete our Schools Booking Form.

More Information
Click here to visit our ‘Information for School Groups’ page to download a copy of our current Risk Assessment and find out more about our venue, getting here, accessibility, education resources and the booking process.

To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or boxoffice@penrith.city

Schools Booking Button

Curriculum Links and Resources

Curriculum Links
Stay Tuned – The Amphibian NSW State Curriculum Links are coming soon!

Study Guide
Click here to view the Amphibian Study Guide

Access the Free Digital Platform
Deepen your students’ theatrical experience with Windmill’s interactive and immersive digital platform, Across Land & Sea. Available to access via the show page on our website, this platform brings the true story that inspired Amphibian to life through illustration, documentary interviews and animation and allows your students to examine the real effects of the journey refugees face with empathy and nuance.

Click here to access Across Land & Sea


Risk Assessment
Click here to download a Word version of PP&VA’s Risk Assessment
Click here to download a PDF version of PP&VA’s Risk Assessment

A Handy Guide to Attending the Theatre
Attending the theatre is a magical and exciting experience for all ages. For some of your students, an excursion to The Joan may be their first time seeing live theatre. To ensure you have a positive and memorable time, we have put together a Handy Guide of tips to discuss with your students prior to attending a show.

Click here to download a Word version of the Guide
Click here to download a PDF version of the Guide

Amphibian has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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