By Michael Gow
One of Australia’s defining works of art, Away is a wonderful story of family, community and forgiveness.
The 30th Anniversary of this seminal Australian work is marked by a powerful and inventive new production from Sport for Jove.
Michael Gow’s epic and intimate story of family renewal, death and awakening is brought to life with an exceptional ensemble cast, a must-see experience.
The coming of age story of Tom and Meg and their families, celebrates a lost time and place in 1960s Australia that still expresses our deepest national, social and personal anxieties today.
We are thrilled to present this national treasure in a vibrant new production.
Dates & Times:
Thursday 2 June 10:30am (Plus Q&A) – LIMITED SEATS (WAITLIST AVAILABLE)
Friday 3 June 10:30am (Plus Q&A) – LIMITED SEATS (WAITLIST AVAILABLE) & 7:30pm
Saturday 4 June 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Monday 6 June 10:30am (Plus Q&A) – LIMITED SEATS (WAITLIST AVAILABLE) & 2:30pm
Please note, Season Packages are not available to purchase online. To book a season package simply fill out a Season Booking Form and submit it to Box Office by post or in person.
To receive a copy of our 2016 Season Brochure, please call Box Office on 8839 3399.
Download a copy of our Season 2016 booking form here: Season 2016 Booking Form
Sarah Woods – Gwen
Ben Brockman – Lighting Designer
Bronte Axam – Stage Manager
Damien Ryan – Co-Director
Daniel Barber – Lighting Associate
Jonathan Hindmarsh – Costumer Designer
Katherine Holmes – Assistant Stage Manager
Lauren Holmes – Assistant Stage Manager
Lucilla Smith – Set Designer
Ryan Patrick Devlin – Tech Manager
Samantha Young – Co-Director
Steve Francis – Sound Designer
Suitable for Years 9 – 12
$25 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 10 students)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form
Q&A to follow after all school matinees
FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR…
This is such an iconic text we all know very well, one that you may have even studied when you were at school. Who better to put a fresh take on it than Sport for Jove, in this 30th Anniversary year of the text? It’s a text that reflects our Australian voices and language, with relatable coming of age characters and a touch of Australian history. This makes it a wonderful text for Drama students to give them a taste of our own theatrical traditions, as well as a text for English students under the Area of Study ‘Discovery’, for which it is prescribed. However, the production itself will bring the study of this text to a whole new level, with Damien Ryan sure to revive this piece and bring it into a new era, making a whole new generation of students fall in love with it.
- USE BOOKING FORM OR DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE WEBSITE
All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Riverside’s risk assessment can be downloaded here and education support materials (where provided) are available below.
- SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US
Fax or email your booking form to Riverside Education
Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.
N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking forms.
- RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING
Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure.
- FINAL PAYMENT
You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 school weeks prior to the performance. We strongly recommend making the cut-off point for students to pay the school and confirm their attendance at around 5 – 6 weeks before the performance or workshop date, giving yourself plenty of time to confirm final numbers. Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.
- FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS
A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you are attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.
- ATTEND AND ENJOY!
Seating at schools performances is general admission (unless otherwise specified) and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 minutes prior to your performance.
Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact us on 8839 3308.
STUDENT AND TEACHER RESOURCES
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DOWNLOAD A SOCIAL STORY
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