Riverside Theatres Digital presents
Australian Theatre Live
MICHAEL GOW’S AWAY
A Sydney Theatre Company & Malthouse Theatre Production
Please Note: Available for schools only.
★★★★ “Remarkably timeless… captivating.” – The Sydney Morning Herald
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.
This performance contains adult content and sexual references and is recommended for school years 9 – 12.
This title is available for on-demand for schools from Friday 20 August – Friday 17 September 2021.
How You Can Access
This play will be accessible on-demand into yours and your students home. It is only available to schools. Once the teacher makes a booking, they will be sent a unique link inside an information pack.
Access starts at the date and time the teacher chooses. Once purchased, Away will be available to you for a 7 day period only.
There is a flat fee of $200 per school (+GST if applicable). Ticket subsidy available of $50 per school (+GST if applicable).
Please email your date choices and school information to Education_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
No downloads allowed.
Playwright Michael Gow
Direction Matthew Lutton
Cast Marco Chiappi, Julia Davis, Wadih Dona, Glenn Hazeldine, Natasha Herbert, Heather Mitchell, Liam Nunan, Naomi Rukavina
Set & Costume Design Dale Ferguson
Lighting Design Paul Jackson
Sound Design J. David Franzke
Choreography by Stephanie Lake
Photography by Pia Johnson
“Remarkably timeless… captivating” – The Sydney Morning Herald
“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