Barracking for the Umpire
6 - 7 June 2024 at 7:30pm and 10:30am
Albany Entertainment Centre, Princess Royal Theatre

Barracking for the Umpire

6 - 7 June 2024 at 7:30pm and 10:30am Albany Entertainment Centre, Princess Royal Theatre Buy tickets

Albany Entertainment Centre presents a Black Swan State Theatre Company production

After a critically acclaimed 2022 season in Perth, Barracking for the Umpire is heading to Albany as part of its 2024 regional WA tour.

This family drama tackles head-on the fragility of the human body and the impacts of the great game on our players, our family, and our community.

Donnybrook Football Club is set to honour its greatest son – Doug Williams.

Hard as flint. Salt of the earth.

Wife, Delveen, by his side, riding every bump with him. Feeling every head knock.

All the kids are flying home to join the celebration.

But after years of the game he loves, the sure hands of Williams are starting to fumble the ball.

★★★★½ "Highly entertaining yet heartbreaking." - The West Australian

The commissioning of 
Barracking for the Umpire
 was supported by
Restart investment to sustain and expand (RISE) fund - an Australian Government Initiative


Writer Andrea Gibbs
Clare Watson
Cast Michael Abercromby, Pippa Grandison, Joel Jackson, Steve Le Marquand, Ebony McGuire, Jo Morris, Ian Wilkes
Dramaturg Polly Low
Set & Costume Designer Sara Chirichilli
Lighting Designer Lucy Birkinshaw
Composer & Sound Designer Joe Paradise Lui
Video Designer Michael Carmody

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $45.00 Adult
  • $35.00 Concession (Full-time Students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Health Care Card holders)
  • $25.00 Under 25's
  • $30.00 Groups 10+ (one complimentary ticket per 10 purchased)
  • $15.00 School Groups 10+ (one complimentary ticket per 10 purchased)
    For group bookings phone AEC Box Office (08) 9844 5005 or the ACT Groups Department (08) 6212 9291, alternatively email

AEC Rewards Program Members

  • 10% discount on the above ticket prices (excluding groups pricing).
  • This discount will be applied in the Cart on purchase. Please ensure you are logged in when purchasing your tickets to ensure we can identify you as our valued member.

Babes in arms permitted for infants up to 2 years old

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