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The Torrents

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The Torrents

Past Show

15 Jun - 30 Jun

Heath Ledger Theatre

A newsroom comedy starring Celia Pacquola who puts the spotlight back on this neglected Australian classic.

The Torrents

A Black Swan and Sydney Theatre Company Co-Production

WA PREMIERE

It’s the 1890s in the Goldfields. J.G. Milford has hopped off the train in the small town of Koolgalla to take on a job at the local paper. She’s smart, she’s savvy, she’s incredibly qualified, but nobody knew the J stood for Jenny!

Oriel Gray’s The Torrents is a newsroom comedy that rivals George Bernard Shaw. Jenny’s arrival coincides with a trailblazing engineer’s outrageous idea to bring irrigation to the community and debate rages about whether the town should give up mining for a more sustainable economic future.

Meanwhile, newspaper editor Rufus Torrent and his son Ben are vying for Jenny’s favour, even as she pulls apart their chauvinistic assumptions.

The Torrents was written in 1955. That year, it was joint winner of the prestigious Playwrights’ Advisory Board Competition with Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. In the role of Jenny, Helpmann Award-winning comedian and actor Celia Pacquola (ABC’s Rosehaven, Utopia) will put the spotlight back on this neglected Australian classic.

Dates

15 Jun - 30 Jun

Venue

Heath Ledger Theatre

Duration

1 hour 40 mins (no interval)

Wheelchair accessible venue

Use the calendar below to view the dates of accessibility services available for this production. Further access information and seat guides can be found via the Accessibility Page.

Media

Artists

Emily Rose Brennan

Cast

Luke Carroll

Cast

Tony Cogin

Cast

Gareth Davies

Cast

Rob Johnson

Cast

Geoff Kelso

Geoff Kelso

Cast

Sam Longley

Cast

Celia Pacquola

Cast

Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers

Cast

Oriel Gray

Writer

Clare Watson

Clare Watson

Director

Renée Mulder

Set & Costume Designer

Lucy Birkinshaw

Lucy Birkinshaw

Lighting Designer

Joe Paradise Lui

Joe Paradise Lui

Composer & Sound Designer

Emily McLean

Emily McLean

Assistant Director

Luzita Fereday

Voice & Dialect Coach

Virginia Gay

Dramaturg

Hugo Aguilar López

Stage Manager

Anastasia Julien-Martial

Assistant Stage Manager

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