She Swallowed that Lie

Eight gutsy women weave a story from inside prison to life afterwards adding a dash of humour and lashings of heart and song.

  • Dates 25 - 27 August

  • Times See below

  • Ticket prices See below

Performance & Visual Art Exhibition

This unique new Australian theatre production is created and performed in collaboration with women who have lived prison experience, and marginalised young people from regional Victoria. The accompanying art exhibition showcases extraordinary works from women currently in Victorian prisons and retrospective works dating back to 2000.

Eight gutsy women weave a story from inside prison to life afterwards adding a dash of humour and lashings of heart and song… in She Swallowed that Lie. At just 18, Charlie and Baylee have grown up way too fast and seen way too much for ones so young. They are heading for a fall… A motley bunch of ‘been there, done that’s’ rally around them. Can they hold them long enough to avoid the system? Can the youngsters even dare to believe that one day they might, just might have real choice in their lives?

She Swallowed that Lie speaks to the lies that sit in us all, because if nothing changes… nothing changes…

‘It’s one big – farken fabulous – story with all our individual stories woven into it’
‘You walk a mile in our shoes for 80-minutes and enjoy every minute’

Connect with the Artist


25 - 27 August


Thursday 25 August: 7pm
Friday 26 August: 7pm
Saturday 27 August: 2pm & 7pm


$30 Standard
$12 Concession
$12 Child
$14 Groups (6+)


80-minutes (no interval)

All Chapel Off Chapel performances have a strict lockout policy.
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive at least 15-minutes before performance time.

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require wheelchair access please call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000, Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm to book your tickets.


Coarse language & theatrical haze
This performance is suitable for ages 11+

Additional Information

To protect your health and safety and that of our team we have the following measures in place:


Venue will open 60 minutes prior to showtime.
The venue will be CASHLESS.
Mask wearing is strongly encouraged when inside the theatres.


Chapel Off Chapel and the City of Stonnington have comprehensive COVID Safe plans in place.