An Act of God | Darlinghurst Theatre Company
  • Darlinghurst Theatre Company Presents
  • 2 Feb - 25 Feb 2018
  • $38 - $54

An Act of God

David Javerbaum

A wickedly clever comedy from the creator of, well, everything.

An Act of God is a wickedly intelligent, hilariously satiric conversation with God, who has chosen to inhabit the body of much loved Sydney theatre performer Mitchell Butel. Having grown weary of the Ten Commandments, God has come to correct mankind’s dire misconceptions about His teachings and deliver a radical re-write.

Accompanied by a couple of A-List Angels, God arrives like a celestial talk show host to set the record straight and encourage us to do unto others as we would like to be done unto.


Described as “sinfully funny” by Vanity Fair, what began as a series of tweets, evolved into An Act of God, a hit Broadway show now making its Australian debut.

David Javerbaum is a 13 time Emmy Award winning comedy writer for The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

An Australian Premiere

Supported by Ian Barnett

In Association with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Running time: 75 minutes

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An Act of God

David Javerbaum


Mitchell Butel 
Alan Flower
Laura Murphy

Creative Team

Director: Richard Carroll & Mitchell Butel
Production Designer: Charles Davis
Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis
Sound Designer: Andrew Worboys
Stage Manager: Gayda de Mesa
Choreographer: Amy Campbell

Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company

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An Act of God

David Javerbaum

★★★★ "Javerbaum's script is punchy, with late-night comedy rhythms and sitcom snap...[Butel's] natural wit and showmanship makes him a perfect vessel for the lord." -Time Out Sydney 

★★★★ "The play is a biting, witty, sarcastic analysis of our modern society – the audience is in fits of laughter... [the play] is a hilarious reworking of the Ten Commandments that really makes you think." - ArtsHub 


"Do not miss Mitchell Butel taking on the ultimate role as God. Butel co-directed this work with the Award Winning Richard Carroll and between the two this work is in perfect hands to ensure the comedy and the gravity of the work is felt."Broadway World 

"Butel is near faultless in his portryal...meticulous in approach, with expert timing in his delivery of every line. The play is a fascinating evaluation of religion, and its impact on all of us, regardless of where our faiths reside" Suzy Goes See 

"An Act of God is a 75-minute tour-de-force...recommended - with a wing and prayer. " - Diana Simmonds for Stage Noise

"As God, Butel is immensely entertaining and impeccably delivers each line in portraying a God that is witty, but far less perfect than some would imagine." - Theatre People 

"This was such a fun show. Make it an Act of Will to  get yourself over to the Eternity to see it." Sydney Arts Guide



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An Act of God

David Javerbaum


  • Previews: Fri 2, Sat 3 & Sun 4 February 
  • Season: Wed 7 February – Sun 25  February 


  • Tue - Sat: 7.30pm
  • Sun: 5pm
  • Saturday Matinees:  17 &  24 February 3pm 2018


  • Standard $54
  • Concession $44
  • Groups (8+) $44
  • Industry* $38
  • Under 30* $38
  • Preview $38

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