Production still for "Away". Jillian Murray, Paul Goddard, Ross Williams. Photographer: Jeff Busby
By Michael Gow
10 November 1986 – 29 November 1986 Studio Theatre
Playbox Theatre Company,
New Writing Theatre
Set in 1967-68. The play opens with a school performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream and the great Shakespearean themes of suffering, regeneration and reconciliation persist. It's Christmas 1967 and time to re-enact the rituals of the summer holiday. Three Australian families set out separately but are driven together by a storm.
Subsequently, the production toured Shanghai and Victoria
Production still for "Away". Rosemary Barr, Paul Goddard. Photographer: Jeff Busby