Rice | Queensland Theatre
24 June - 16 July [Past Event] Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Theatre$35 - 68Buy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

An insightful story about the personal side of globalisation

Everyone has problems to deal with – in the boardroom or the basement, global or local, business or personal. Two multicultural women making their way in modern Australia forge a powerful, if unlikely, friendship that gets results.

Working late, high up in a skyscraper, Nisha – at 28, a business prodigy and second-in-command of an Australian rice company – is closing a massive deal with the Indian government. Working later still is Yvette, who clears up her take-away.

“Indian princess” and “Chinese cleaner” is all they see when they face each other across the desk. They’re from different cultures, different generations – but as the nights wear on, they discover the many ties that bind them, and help each other navigate their complex lives.

Brimming with sharp observations on globalisation, power, politics and migration as well as plenty of wicked humour, Rice won Michele Lee the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2016-2017, and will be directed by Griffin Theatre’s Helpmann Award winning director Lee Lewis.


22 July – 26 Aug | Sydney: Griffin Theatre

29 Aug - 2 Sep | Wodonga: HotHouse Theatre

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Superbly acted by Best and Tang with joy, relish and stage chemistry, the direction from Griffin's Lee Lewis is pinpoint.   The Australian

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Displays the skill both Best and Tang possess as craftswomen of their art  Absolute Theatre

Strong and flawless performances  She Brisbane

These two women are true talents...They made me laugh, think and feel.   Weekend Notes

an exceptional new work with a distinctly Australian voice.  Backstreet Brisbane


Lee Lewis

Renée Mulder

Lighting Designer
Jason Glenwright

Composer/AV Designer
Wil Hughes

Associate Sound Designer
Tony Brumpton

Cast includes
Kristy Best, Hsiao-Ling Tang

Warning: Contains coarse language and adult themes.
  • Griffin Theatre Company
  • Premier's Award
  • Queensland Government