theatre works presents
by michael gow
8 - 22 JULY | THEATRE WORKS | BY THEATRE WORKS
by michael gow
The team behind Theatre Works 2022 hit, MEDEA: Out of the Mouths of Babes bring to life Australia’s most-loved play Michael Gow’s Away.
A uniquely Australian look at small families and their epic stories, Shakespearean in structure but deeply personal in tone, Michael Gow’s Away is a masterpiece of Australian writing that explores how we as Ozzies living in a tropical paradise, endure all of our storms.
At the peak of summer 1967, the Vietnam War continues, we follow three separate suburban families as they pack-up their prawns and head for the Gold Coast to celebrate Christmas until a seemingly magical tempest enmeshes them, only to fall apart, fall together and fall in love.
Directed by award-winning Director, Steven Mitchell Wright, Theatre Works’ Away promises to be a highlight on all of our 2023 theatrical calendars.
120 Minutes + interval
Mild course language and sexual themes, occasional loud noise, haze and flashing lights.
DATES + TIMES
Sat 8 July 7:30pm (Preview)
Tue 11 July 7:30pm (Opening) | SOLD OUT
Wed 12 July 7:30pm
Thu 13 July 11:00am (Matinee with Post-Show Q&A)
Thu 13 July 7:30pm
Fri 14 July 11:00am (Matinee with Post-Show Q&A)
Fri 14 July 7:30pm
Sat 15 July 7:30pm
Tue 18 July 11:00am (Matinee with Post-Show Q&A)
Tue 18 July 7:30pm
Wed 19 July 11:00am (Matinee with Post-Show Q&A)
Wed 19 July 7:30pm
Thu 20 July 11:00am (Matinee with Post-Show Q&A)
Thu 20 July 7:30pm
Fri 21 July 11:00am (Matinee with Post-Show Q&A)
Fri 21 July 7:30pm
Sat 22 July 7:30pm
This show is a lock-out performance. No latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.
Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.
20 at $20**
*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders
**Limited to 20 tickets per performance
Steven Mitchell Wright
SET AND COSTUME
COMPOSITION AND SOUND
With a chorus of early-career actors from CollArts
MEET THE ARTIST -
Michael Gow is one of Australia’s greatest playwrights. His plays include the Australian classic Away, Toy Symphony, The Kid, On Top of the World, Europe, Sweet Phoebe, Live Acts on Stage, 17 (for the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain) and Once in Royal David’s City. His plays have been performed in Poland, the Czech Republic, Vietnam, Japan and all over the US.