Date(s) - 11 Sep 2013
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Captioned Performance: Wednesday, 11 September 2013 at 7.30pm
Booking Details: www.bsstc.com.au. Please ensure you request seats with a good view of the caption screens, at time of booking. Captions are also available on mobile and tablet devices via our GoTheatrical app!
“Winton’s capacity to write stirring, fluent theatre dialogue shines… every word is pure Winton, not an adaptation by others of his novels. For that alone the play is worth seeing.”
The Australian (review of Winton’s previous work Rising Water)
Shrine is set above the rocky headlands of the South Coast of Western Australia, between a forest and the sea. It’s wine country, and a privileged young man, Jack, has been killed driving friends back to Perth from his parents’ beach house.
Jack leaves in his wake a wreck of a father, a shadow of a mother, and the promise of a love affair that never quite happened.
A year later, Jack’s father Adam meets the small town girl, June, who shared a strange and life changing night with Jack hours before he died. Domestic heartbreak transcends into mythology in a landscape inhabited by ghosts. After Rising Water and Signs of Life, Shrine is the third play by Tim Winton about the iconic Western Australian landscape and its inhabitants.
Shrine is also the second Tim Winton play featuring Silver Logie Award winner John Howard.
Tim Winton’s awards are too numerous to list. He is the only author to have won the Miles Franklin Award four times and was shortlisted twice for the Man Booker Prize.
“Anyone who has floated in the sea at night, when the water and the horizon become one, will understand the power and promise of Shrine. Exquisitely wrought, this play excavates the perils and joys of being young and beautiful, and the possibility of finding solace in the most unlikely of people.” Kate Cherry