The next program to be presented by the Clocktower Centre is “Away” on Friday 8 September – at 8pm and Saturday 9 September – at 2pm and 8pm
This is an iconic Australian story. Its Christmas 1967, and following an end-of-year school performance of A Midsummer Nights Dream, three families depart for their beach holidays, but their apparent seasonal cheer masks deeper concerns.
Immigrants Harry and Vic love their adopted country, but are faced with their son Toms terminal illness. Jim and Gwen fret over their daughter Megs blossoming independence and her friendship with the socially unsuitable Tom. Roy is unable to console a grief stricken Coral over the death of their only son in Vietnam. But with the help of some Shakespearean fairies and a spectacular storm, these families are reconciled and face the future anew.
This multi-award winning play is about the coming of age of both a group of individuals, and the country they live in.