100 St Kilda Road
by Tim Winton
Captioned Performance: Saturday 3 Sept, 4pm. The Arts Centre Playhouse.
MILES FRANKLIN AWARD (2009, 2002, 1992, 1984)
TWO TIME BOOKER PRIZE NOMINEE (2002, 1995)
‘He’s shown an exquisite feel for the language, the smell, the very pulse of Australia’ – Andrew Denton
On his shambles of a yacht in the marina, Baxter watches his wreck of a life fall with the tide. It’s Australia Day and his plan had been to get so thoroughly shickered that he’d be past caring by the time the fireworks start. And, he’s some way down the road to that ambition, when an English backpacker called Dee turns up, swearing a blue streak and threatening to rock his boat.
Barely keeping it afloat. In creating this tough yet affectionate portrait of life on an ebbing tide, award-winning writer Tim Winton brings to the stage all the humanity, larrikin humour and unsentimental pathos for which his novels are so well-loved.
WARNING: Contains strong course language
Photography by Earl Carter