5–21 September 2024

Written by Michael Gow
Directed by Lainie Hart

Preview Thursday 5 September (followed by a Q&A with the cast and director)
Season: 6–21 September 2024
Evenings 7:30pm: Wed – Sat
Matinees 2pm: 14, 15 + 21 September


In this classic Australian story of found family and connection, three families set out on their own holidays before a storm brings them together on a Gold Coast beach to grieve, heal, and find hope for the future.

In the Summer of 1967 it’s time for the great Australian coastal escape. Three families travel to different Gold Coast locations. School principal Roy and his wife Coral stay in a grand hotel while still mourning the death of their son in the war. Gwen, Jim, and their increasingly independent daughter Meg stay in the local caravan park where tensions begin to fray. English immigrants Harry and Vic strive to create happy memories with their son Tom while camping on the beach. Stormy weather, secrets, and classic texts combine to unite these families in their seasons of change.

An amateur production by arrangement with Shanahan Management

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Coral - Andrea Close
Roy/MC - Jim Adamik
Gwen - Christina Falsone
Jim - Peter Stiles
Meg - Erin Blond
Vic/Miss Latrobe - Elaine Noon
Harry - Peter Fock
Tom - Callum Doherty
Rick - Andre Le
Leonie - Claire Noack
Kara Taylor will be Assistant Director for the play and also understudy the roles of Meg/Leonie
Ensemble roles are shared among the cast.


Thursday 5 September, 7:30pm Preview (followed by a Q&A with the Cast & Director)
Friday 6 September, 7:30pm Opening Night
Saturday 7 September, 7:30pm

Wednesday 11 September, 7:30pm
Thursday 12 September, 7:30pm
Friday 13 September, 7:30pm
Saturday 14 September, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 15 September, 2:00pm

Wednesday 18 September, 7:30pm
Thursday 19 September, 7:30pm
Friday 20 September, 7:30pm
Saturday 21 September, 2:00pm & 7:30pm


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Preview — $40
Members — $38
Under 30s — $25
Concession (Full Time Student, Concession Card, Seniors Card) — $40
Group (6+) — $40
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