Michael Gow’s timeless Australian classic play, Away, returns to the stage in a reimagined production at Theatre Works this July.
Shakespearean in structure, but deeply personal in tone, Away is a uniquely Australian look at small families… and their epic stories.
In the Summer of 1967, as the Vietnam War rages, we join three separate suburban families as they pack up their prawns and head for the Gold Coast.
All there to celebrate Christmas in their own special way until a magical tempest enmeshes them and they fall apart, fall together, and fall in love.
A true masterpiece of Australian writing, Away explores how Aussies, while living in a tropical paradise, endure all storms with love, laughter, and determination.
Brought to you by the team behind Theatre Works’ 2022 hit MEDEA: Out of the Mouths of Babes and with award-winning Director Steven Mitchell Wright at the helm, this much-lauded Australian classic promises to be a theatrical highlight of 2023.
Director: Steven Mitchell Wright | Featuring: Iopu Auva’a, Rupert Bevan, Stefanie Falasca, Bailey Griffiths, Justin Hosking, Eleanor Howlett, Stephen Tall, Cait Spiker, CollArts Chorus | Lighting Design: Ben Hughes | Set and Costume Design: Greg Carroll | Composition and Sound Design: Rachel Lewindon | Stage Manager: Brigette Jennings | Producer: Belle Hansen
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Season: 11 – 22 July 2023 (preview: 8 July)
Information and Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au
Image: Theatre Works presents AWAY – photo by Morgan Roberts