Set against the Queen’s visit in the 1950s, acclaimed playwright Jane Harrison (Stolen) pens a tender and funny telling of one family’s struggle for community acceptance.
Three generations of the Dear family live together in a rundown shack on the Goulburn River flats.
Gladys yearns for a better life, a real home and a decent job. Her teenage daughter Dolly has dreams of becoming a nurse, while her resilient grandmother, Nan Dears, is resistant to change. Dolly falls for Errol, a travelling salesman, whose offer of another world sees their lives take an unexpected turn.
“[Rainbow’s End] quietly makes its point, leaving you aware and impressed by the staunchness of these women, the gains they made and the dignity with which they dealt with hardship” – Sydney Morning Herald.
“Beautifully crafted, elegantly scripted… “ – Australian Stage.
“ A touching pot of theatrical gold…”- The Examiner.
Saturday 10 August to Sunday 1 September 2019
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- Mobility access
- Hearing loop