69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
AWAY by Michael Gow
2 Screenings: Saturday 10th August at 1:00pm & Wednesday 14th August at 6:00pm
Filmed live at Melbourne’s famous Malthouse Theatre, especially for cinemas, this is a co-production with Sydney Theatre Company.
It’s the summer of 1967, and three families head away for a beach holiday. Set against a backdrop of war and social revolution, they find themselves caught up in their own storm of secrets and conflict.
Michael Gow’s classic Australian play explores themes of loss and change, as three mothers deal with their own personal grief and their attempt at letting go. Relationships are pushed to the edge as secrets are exposed and the pressure of social change takes its toll.
Deep themes and astounding visuals have cemented this as a well-studied addition to Australia’s theatre canon.
Playwright: Michael Gow
Director: Matthew Lutton
Marco Chiappi, Julia Davis, Wadih Dona, Glenn Hazeldine, Natasha Herbert, Heather Mitchell, Liam Nunan, Naomi Rukavina
“The most popular Australian play ever written” Timout Melbourne
“Remarkably timeless… captivating” Sydney Morning Herald
“Lutton’s brilliant and dark production reaffirms what a wonderful play this is” The Australian
“Matthew Lutton is one of the most exhilarating directors in Australia today” The Music
“Gow balances epic forces— dark and light, life and death, rage and forgiveness— elegantly and even delicately… In a way that is unsentimental, true, funny, affectionate and wise.” Hilary Bell
11.00am – Internet sales close
12.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
12.40pm – Theatre doors open
1.00pm – AWAY
2.50pm – Event concludes (no interval)