BOOK AND LYRICS BY NICK ENRIGHT,
MUSIC BY TERENCE CLARKE
15 NOVEMBER – 17 DECEMBER
“Year after year the game’s not worth a cracker/
Then the moon changes colour and the sky lights up”
Christmas Eve, 1945. Harold Slocum, proprietor of Slocum’s Travelling Family Tent Show, has a love of the horses, an intimate relationship with bookies and no money to pay his troupe.
After the performers walk out, the Slocum family finds itself in the drought-blighted NSW outback town of Turnaround Creek. Deciding to put on a show, they muster the enthusiasm of the townsfolk, despite the hostility shown by local publican Barry Doyle, who remembers the last time Harold was in town, 16 years previously.
Then the drought breaks and the Slocums are stranded. Over nine days of rain, dormant memories of an illicit affair resurface and emotions run high, new life is breathed into the town, love blossoms and a feeling of rejuvenation and optimism for the future after the long years of war, beings to take hold.
Nick Enright and Terence Clarke’s charming musical celebrates the vaudeville troupes which travelled outback Australia in the 1930s and 40s and the tight-knit rural communities they entertained.
A light-hearted yet bittersweet story, delightful songs and lively dance numbers makes Summer Rain is the perfect way to end the year. +PRESS +PICS
“Highly recommended” Suzy Goes See
Director/Choreographer Trent Kidd
Musical Director Tim Cunniffe
Set and Costume Designer Mason Browne
Lighting Designer Juz McGuire
Associate Musical Director Glenn Moorehouse
Assistant Director/Assistant Choreographer Caroline Mooney
Production Manager/Stage Manager Jo Jewitt
ASMs Christine Ciuciura, Jessie Huang, Becky Matthews
Operator Martin Gallagher
Rebecca Burchett, Daisy Cousens, Laurence Coy, Anna Freeland, Catty Hamilton, Tom Handley, David Hooley, Nat Jobe, Jaimie Leigh Johnson, Michele Lansdown, Joy Miller, Jacqui Rae Moloney, Clare Ellen O’Connor, Brett O’Neill, Steven Ritchie, Andrew Sharp, Chris Wilcox
Previews Tue 15 & Wed 16 Nov, 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance, Sat 17 Dec 5pm
Unfortunately, due to cast illness, the performance on Sun 11 Dec had to be cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience, and we will happily exchange or refund tickets purchased for that performance. Please contact our Theatre Manager on 9519 3403 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concessions, Groups (10+) $27
Previews, Student Rush, Thrifty Thursdays $17