Due to medical reasons, we have had to postpone the entire season of Ghosting the Party to later this year.

All ticket holders have been refunded. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank all patrons for their ongoing support of the Drill Hall Theatre Company.

This is a truly Australian take on a universal theme. It deals head-on with a topic we spend most of our lives managing to avoid thinking about, let alone dealing with, death.

Then along comes Grace.

Now in her eighties, she's ready to leave the party. And says so in no uncertain terms. She is both serious and seriously funny with a bone-dry sense of humour and a solid grip on her own reality. Her daughter Dorothy is appalled, diagnoses depression and decides she can cure it. Her granddaughter Suzie thinks she is joking and is interested in discussing how. And how not to end up like Nan.

This play deals with the complex reality of how ordinary people deal with the collision between the strongest primal urge we have, the survival instinct, and a deep longing for rest.

It is told through the eyes of three generations of women brought together by a funeral.

Do we have the right to decide? Or do others, family, doctors get to decide for us?

This play pulls no punches but facing the Grim Reaper has never been so funny. Don't miss it!

“Ghosting the Party is wickedly funny, desperately loving, and just sharp enough to pierce your heart.” ★★★★½—Cassie Tongue, The Sydney Morning Herald

*Content warning: The performance contains depictions of suicide and drug use, descriptions of self-harm, coarse language and sexual references.

24-Hour NSW Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Approximate Duration - 80 minutes (no interval)