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Event Series Event Series: Away


July 9, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - July 23, 2023 @ 10:00 pm

$20 – $50


July 9, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
July 23, 2023 @ 10:00 pm
$20 – $50
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Theatre Works
(03) 9534 3388
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Predominantly for adults
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Flashing lights, loud sounds, adult themes, sexual references
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Theatre Works
14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Melbourne, VIC 3181 Australia
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Visual & performing arts

Theatre Works proudly presents

By Michael Gow
Directed by Steven Mitchell Wright

We need a break. A rest. Rest and recreation. Let’s get away.

Shakespearean in structure, but deeply personal in tone, Michael Gow’s 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 reimagined production of a much-lauded Australian classic promises to be a highlight of 2023 Victorian Arts Calendar.

One of Australia’s longest-running independent theatres, Theatre Works is constantly reinvigorating and reimagining the sector by providing a hotbed for artist and audience development. Away is playing as a part of the 2023 “By Theatre Works” programming stream. Other works produced in-house as part of this stream include Pear-Shaped by Miranda Middleton and Ziggy Resnick, MOTH by Declan Greene, and In the Club by Patricia Cornelius.

This project is proudly supported by the City of Port Phillip Development Fund

Written by Michael Gow
Directed by Steven Mitchell Wright
Lighting Design by Ben Hughes
Set and Costume Design by Greg Carroll
Composition and Sound Design by Rachel Lewindon
Performed by Iopa Auva’a, Rupert Bevan, Linda Cookson, Stefanie Falasca, Eleanor Howlett, Stephen Tall and Cait Spiker
Produced by Belle Hansen
Publicity by Sassy Red PR

8 – 22 July, 2023
Tues – Sat 7:30pm, Tues – Fri 11am, Sun 5pm (16 July Only)
Tickets: $50 Full, $42 Concession, $28 Preview, $20 Mob Tix and 20 at $20 (+ booking fee)
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online www.theatreworks.org.au/2023/away
Venue: Theatre Works – 14 Acland Street, St Kilda

Duration: 120 minutes plus interval
Suitable for ages 13+
Warnings: Flashing lights, loud sounds, adult themes, sexual references