The Flood

Date(s) - 12 Sep 2012
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Glen Street Theatre, Belrose

Captioned Performances:  Wednesday, 12 September 2012 at both 11am AND 8pm

By Jackie Smith

The sheep farm is now dilapidated. The farm house, once magnificent, sits dark and squalid by the river, sheltering a mad old lady and her isolated, hard-drinking daughter.

The memories are seeping through the floorboards and as the sun sets, the flood waters rise. In the wind and rain, the screen door bangs open and Catherine appears: she has returned home from London. A mother is now trapped in the house with her two estranged daughters; one who takes care of her, one who has been away for twenty years.

The mesmerising friction between the bereft sisters explodes during a sleepless and alcohol-fuelled night as memories of their dead father surface. Memories which their mother either can’t or won’t remember.

This arresting production expertly plunges into a world of dark humour, suspense and intrigue as a web of family history unravels in the haunting Australian outback.

‘Rare and compelling.’ Sunday Age

‘The best new piece of theatre I have seen this year … See it. See it. See it.’ Australian Theatre

‘Evocative, claustrophobic, and despite the dark themes often funny.’ Herald Sun

Cast:  Shirley Cattunar, Maude Davey, Caroline Lee
Creative Producer: Moira Finucane
Director: Laurence Strangio
Designers: The Sisters Hayes
Lighting Designer: Bronwyn Pringle
Sound Designer: Natasha Anderson
Running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes, no interval
Produced by: Critical Stages

Patrons’ Advice: Contains smoke effects, strobe lighting and strong language.

Single tickets on sale from 3 January


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