Back to Back Theatre

Lady Eats Apple

Leave your preconceptions of theatre at the door.

A PIAF co-commission


Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Tickets $25–$80

  • Theatre
  • Post Show Discussions

Awards & Reviews


‘Sensuous, ambiguous ... it's a masterpiece.’

‘A vital sense-sharpening tonic for theatregoers who feel they’ve seen it all.’


We are finite in an infinite world – the punchline of existence is how little of it we’re given.

Join us on a journey of mythical proportions with Back to Back Theatre’s new major work, Lady Eats Apple.

Set inside a vast, awe-inspiring inflatable, Lady Eats Apple is a story about the inevitability of death, our fragility and the myths and illusions we create to fortify ourselves.

One of the world’s most important contemporary theatre companies working today, Back to Back Theatre charts new trails deeper into the landscape of the unconscious with their most epic work to date.

75mins no interval

No latecomers admitted.

Adult themes.

Please note headphones are supplied and will need to be worn throughout this performance.


Post Show Discussion
Sat 4 Mar, 4.15pm

PIAF invites you to join us for an extended conversation about Back to Back Theatre’s latest work Lady Eats Apple.

Back to Back Theatre continues to transform contemporary theatre in Australia and around the world with their unique theatricality and imagination and we are excited to present the multi-award winning company’s most recent work Lady Eats Apple in Perth as part of PIAF 2017. 

Back to Back presents theatre works that are dynamic, evocative and explore the value and limits of humanity. Their work is playful, poignant and always innovative with its staging and content.

This free event is designed to open up a space for discussion about this important company and their new production, Lady Eats Apple. It will also include a panel discussion about some of Back to Back’s most famous works.

Chaired by Ruth Little and Helena Grehan, the event will include responses to the play by Caroline Wake, Helena Grehan and Josephine Wilson who have many years of experience in writing about and responding to theatre projects, followed by a dialogue with members of Back to Back Theatre with opportunities for questions from the floor.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festival Inc., Melbourne Festival, Adelaide Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Carriageworks, Wiener Festwochen, Theater der Welt and with support from the Keir Foundation and Thyne Reid Foundation.

Dates, Times & Access

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Audio Description
Assistive listening
Touch tour
Wheelchair access

Captioned performance Sat 4 Mar, 8pm

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Audio Described performance Sat 4 Mar, 3pm