Riverside Theatres and Critical Stages Touring Present
An ATYP Production 
Created by The Good Room

Why do you have to go to work?
How come adults drink to have fun?
What was life like before the Internet?
Is 50 too old to learn to surf?

This is a work full of questions. Asked by young people. Answered by adults. Performed inside a theatre-turned-playground-turned-battleground and delivered by Generation Up Next. Watch as age collides with experience and adults take a backseat as a powerful gang of 9-13-year-olds drop some hard truths… and the mic.

Combining your burning questions with high-impact video design, I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You is a revealing one-hour tell-all conversation built around three key starting points: what you’ve been told, what you know to be true, and what you want to believe.

Don’t miss the hit of Brisbane Festival as the national youth theatre company (ATYP) hits centre stage and lets loose. Built in collaboration with and performed by local young people, audiences both young and old will come together to tackle the big (and little) questions that life throws at us.

WARNINGS: Some adult themes, theatrical haze, loud noises

Season 2021

Preview 17 March
Season 18-20 March 2021


Wed-Thurs 7:30pm

Fri 11am
Sat 1:30pm


Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
Cnr Church St and Market St, Parramatta

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Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

Where do I begin? I loved all of it.

Broadway World

The best The Good Room project realisation yet. I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You has been created using audience and anonymous stories and the consequence is genuine audience engagement to ponder not only its targeted central questions, but the value of communication between generations that typically don’t interact with such honesty and consideration.

Blue Curtains Brisbane

This goes far, far beyond any drama education for children I have encountered – a truly unique and valuable process with highly qualified, respected and talented professionals

Parent of Participant

The Good Room creatives have planted little seeds of thoughts that have not only expanded my children’s empathy for humanity and for themselves but ultimately celebrate life.

Natalie Parish

Parent of Participant

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Riverside Theatres Parramatta

$23 – $39 ($4.60 booking fee applies)

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Creative Team

Key Creative
Amy Ingram

Key Creative/Resident Director
Nathan Sibthorpe

Daniel Evans

Saffron Benner

Creative Producer
Tara Hobbs

Rehearsal Director
Kate Walder

Rehearsal Assistant Director
Zoe Tomaras

Key Facilitator
Maddie Nixon

Cienda McNamara

Steve Pirie

Lighting Design
Jason Glenwright

Composer & Sound Design
Dane Alexander

Video Design
Craig Wilkinson (Optikal Bloc)

Production Design
Jonathan Hindmarsh

Madeline Taylor

Dr Nerida Matthaei

Stage Manager
Jeremy Gordon


Ian Baek
Aisata Bah
Eloise Bendall
Alice Campbell
Ginger Campbell
Louis Carroll
Alexander Cheung
Sophie Davis
Anton Galati
Riley Gatt
Gil Gracie
Chloe Harnisch-Rojas
Lucas Lawford
Gabriella Massoud
Scarlett Saunders
Adele Simon
Shujay Vijaygiri
Jack Waters

Image Credit

Dylan Evans Photography