Rainbow’s End –
2011 Archival

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Dates 02 November - 30 April 2022
Category Digital Screening

Riverside Theatres Presents
By Jane Harrison

Please Note: Available on-demand for schools only. Purchase includes 7 day access to watch the archival and access to the education notes.

10 years after the national tour of Riverside’s 2011 production of Rainbow’s End, you and your students will now have the chance to stream the archival footage of the production to your very own classrooms through our On Demand archival recording for a strictly limited time.

Three generations of Koori women live on the edge of a country town in a shack on the banks of a flood prone river. For Nan, even life on “The Flats” represents progress of a kind, but Gladys has ambitions for a real house in town and a proper job for daughter Dolly. Set against the Queen’s visit in 1954 with music that evokes the period, this tender, funny play celebrates the fierce optimism of the women as they struggle for community acceptance in Menzies’ era Australia. Rainbow’s End was written with gentle irony and humorous affection by Jane Harrison, author of Stolen and flawlessly directed by Craig Ilott.

This production will be available On Demand, streaming until 30 April 2022 only. 

Please Note: this archival has Closed Captioning 

Recommended for ages 13+ and years 9 – 12.

How You Can Access

This archival footage is only available to schools via your booking link. Access starts when the teacher logs in and clicks the link. Once purchased, Rainbow’s End will be available to you for 7 days only.

Ticket Prices
$200 per school per 7 day rental. Ticket subsidies are available for eligible schools.
Ticket sales are to support the artists.

Please email your date choices and school information to education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
When selecting your rental date please ensure up to 3 days notice is given for us to receive your booking request via email. For any urgent enquiries please contact our Box Office on 02 8839 3399.

Click here to download the 2011 Teachers Resource Kit

Christine Anu, Lillian Crombie, Chenoa Deemal

Director: Craig Ilott

Set Designer: Jacob Nash

Costume Design: Rita Carmody

Lighting Design: Matthew Marshall

Composer: Steve Francis

Sound Design: Jeremy Silver

Producer: Camilla Rountree

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Dates and Times:

Your choice of dates between November 2021 – 30 April 2022. Available to each school group for a 7 day period per purchase.


1 hour and 36 minutes

Ticket Prices

Per School $200

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