Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila & Lee

6 - 22 August

A gritty contemporary tale of young love, looming tragedy and the unexpected.

Lee is a cocky teenager who seems to attract trouble, Silent Leila’s a 17 year-old Muslim girl looking for a way to fit in. She spends her Friday nights lost in the blurry universe of glossy celebrity magazines, Lee stealing booze from the supermarket.

They never meant to get mixed up in a murder, but after Billy Logan is killed, the teenagers are on the run and need a place to hide. As the winter closes in, Leila and Lee take flight to the Scottish Highlands. The caretaker Frank, full of drink and deceit, offers them shelter in a hunting lodge. Just as the pair find refuge, the first guests of the season begin to arrive.

David Greig is one of the most exciting contemporary playwrights working today. Yellow Moon – The Ballad of Leila and Lee is set to be the most inventive and vital storytelling of the season.

  • Presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company
    Featuring The 2010 HotBed Ensemble
    Directed by Adam Mitchell

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space

  • Opening Night

    Saturday 7 August, 8pm

  • Performance Continues

    Tuesday 10 – Sunday 22 August, 8pm
    Sunday 22 August, 5pm

    Saturday 21 August, 2.15pm

  • Tickets

    Standard $29.50
    Conc & Members $21.50
    Previews $21.50
    Students $17.50 (secondary or tertiary, with photo ID)
    Student Rush $14.95 (secondary or tertiary students, with photo ID. Only available at the box office of the venue on the night, 30 minutes before curtain up. Subject to availability of seats.)

  • Duration

    1 hour (no interval)

  • Warnings

    Contains frequent strong language and some violence.

    Please note there is a complete lockout and latecomers won’t be admitted, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to arrive at PICA before the performance is scheduled to begin.