• Darlinghurst Theatre Company Presents
  • 10 Nov - 10 Dec 2017
  • $38 - $54

Silent Night

Mary Rachel Brown

A hilarious take-no-prisoners comedy for anyone who feels a mix of terror and affection about spending Christmas with family.

Normally Christmas is a time for giving, but for the Lickfold family it’s a time for winning!

Every year for the past 12 years the Lickfolds have entered the ARCE Awards for the best Christmas decoration display in Australia. The Lickfolds are over participators determined to win at any cost but their path to electric glory is thwarted when someone unexpected comes down the chimney. 

This unwanted Christmas guest wastes no time in exposing the darker secrets behind a winning display and the true reason for his coming.

Tired of consumerism, overeating and fake family bonding? Then Silent Night is the perfect antidote to those Christmas blues.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company produces and presents the world premiere of Silent Night.

Silent Night was developed with the support of Playwriting Australia at the National Script Workshop 2015 

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Silent Night

Mary Rachel Brown


Michael Denkha
Amanda Bishop
Richard Sydenham
Aaron Glenane




Creative Team

Director: Glynn Nicholas
Prodction Designer: Hugh O'Connor
Lighting Designer: Richard Whitehouse
Sound Designer & Composer: Ross Johnston
Stage Manager: Isabella Kerdijk

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Silent Night

Mary Rachel Brown


"If you complain that Christmas decorations are in the shops already, if you’re sick of everyone harping on about Christmas like it’s more than just a day, you’ll find plenty of chuckles here. And if you love the lights and Santas on surfboards, there are laughs for you too. And if you support burning down the current capitalist regime? It’ll get you as well. This play is good old laidback Aussie comedy: crude, dysfunctional, and secretly heart-warming; it’s a Christmas mockery play for everyone." - Time Out Sydney

"Brown’s play is, in every way, an adult Christmas confection: full of brightness and naughtiness with occasionally searing satire at its core... designed to give you a necessary end-of-year laugh." Daily Review

"There is a great deal to like about Silent Night. Whether you are a silent smiler or a raucous reveller this show is a fun slide into the drudgery of real life Christmas." -Sydney Arts Guide


Stay tuned! ABC's THE MIX will be featuring SILENT NIGHT in an upcoming episode, to air on Saturday 25 November at 6.30pm. 

ABC Radio National's Michael Cathcart interviewed playwright Mary Rachel Brown and performers, Amanda Bishop and Richard Sydenham for Books & Arts.  To listen to the interview, click here

Director Glynn Nicholas talks to Wendy Harmer for ABC 702 Mornings With Wendy Harmer. To listen to the interview, click here.

Emily Saint-Smith from the AU Review sits down with the cast of Silent Night during rehearsals. To read the hilarious interview, click here.


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Silent Night

Mary Rachel Brown


  • Previews: Fri 10, Sat 11 & Sun 12 November
  • Season: Wed 15 November – Sun 10 December 


  • Tue - Sat: 7.30pm
  • Sun: 5pm
  • Saturday Matinees:  2 & 9 December at 3pm


2 hours including 20 minute interval


  • Standard $54
  • Concession $44
  • Groups (8+) $44
  • Industry* $38
  • Under 30* $38
  • Preview $38

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