Thomas Murray And The Upside Down River

Date(s) - 21 Feb 2018
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

ABC Perth Studios

Two GoTheatrical! open captioned performances of Thomas Murray & The Upside Down River on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 at 11am and again at 8pm

Booking Details:

Please ensure that you notify Box Office staff at time of booking your tickets that you require seat/s with a good view of the captioning screen.

About The Production:

By Reg Cribb.

Entertaining Aussie Drama from the award-winning writer of the film ‘Last Cab To Darwin’

The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested and secrets, long buried, are finally awakened. Tom must make the long journey down-stream to reconcile past wrongs and fight for his wife.
From the multi-award winning screenwriter of Last Cab to Darwin comes a thrilling new Australian drama, brought to you by the producers and creative team behind Stones in his Pockets and starring Grant Cartwright in the title role (Barracuda).

“…creeps up on you… you don’t realise you haven’t blinked until the lights come up. The final act is thrilling, almost cinematic, bringing the bubbling tensions to a head in a thoroughly cathartic manner. Skip The Revenant and see this one instead.”
– The Music

“Chris Bendall’s direction is imaginative, fluent in its handling of the play’s temporal shifts and notably physical.”
– Sydney Morning Herald

“Reg Cribb is a writer whose imagination catches fire when presented with the everyday dramas and dreams of ‘ordinary’ Australians…The play is a rich exploration of character and story. The language crackles with humour, bitterness and authenticity.”
– Stage Noise

“Grant Cartwright as Thomas Murray is wonderful. Understated, focused and riveting to watch…”
– Australian Stage

“An ingenious set provides the cast a landscape filled with natural beauty and painful reminders of the past and sound design by Kingsley Reeve perfectly captured the resonances of the country life. ”
– The Buzz

“An ambitious script with a beautiful ear for rural speech patterns; utterly committed performances; superb sound, lighting and design; and sensitively and tightly directed…”


A Critical Stages & Stone Soup Production


Chris Bendall


Grant Cartwright
Francesca Savige
Nicholas Papademetriou
Bjorn Stewart
Valerie Bader

Patrons’ advice

15+ Occasional coarse language and adult themes.
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