A Sydney Theatre Company and
Malthouse Theatre Production

Away

It’s the summer of 1967, and three families head for a beach holiday for a break. Instead they find themselves caught up in a storm of conflict and secrets.

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.

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

Photography by Pia Johnson

REVIEWS

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