A sassy dissection of global and cultural politics in this new award-winning play.

29 August – 2 September

Working late, high up in a skyscraper, is Nisha, a business prodigy and second-in-command of an Australian rice company. Smart and sassy, she’s on the brink of closing a massive deal with the Indian government. Working later still is Yvette, the Chinese-Australian cleaner who clears up her take-away.

‘Indian princess’ and ‘Chinese cleaner’ is at first all they see when they face each other across the desk. They’re from different cultures and different generations – but as the nights wear on, and the women trade stories about their days, they discover the many ties that bind them.

Brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, power, politics and family, Rice recently won Michele Lee the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2016 – 2017. This terrific co-production from Queensland Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company is directed by Griffin’s Helpmann Award winning director Lee Lewis.

8pm / Tuesday 29 August
6.30pm / Wednesday 30 August

11am / Thursday 31 August

8pm / Thursday 31 August
8pm / Friday 1 September
3pm / Saturday 2 September
8pm / Saturday 2 September

Duration: 90 minutes, no interval.

A Griffin Theatre Company & Queensland Theatre production

Written by Michele Lee
Director Lee Lewis
Design Renee Mulder
Lighting Design Jason Glenwright
Cast includes Kristy Best


Standard Tickets
Full / $49
Concession / $40
Student / $30
Red Hot Rush / $20 (at the door only)
Subscriber Extra Full / $38
Subscriber Extra Concession / $35

Group Prices
10 + / $32 each
6 + / $35 each
4 + / $37 each

Opening Night Tickets
Full / $59
Concession / $50
Student / $40
Subscriber Upgrade / $10

Transaction fees may apply
Single tickets: $0 online; $3 telephone or at box office counter

“This may be her first mainstage play, but it marks the beginning of what I believe will be a robust conversation between Michele and Australian audiences.”

Lee Lewis, Griffin Artistic Director


Our Concession rate is available to Australian Pensioners, Seniors, Health Care Cardholders, MEAA Members and patrons using Audio Description services. Proof of eligibility is required when booking or collecting tickets.

Red Hot Rush tickets
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