A First Nations story about the bond of family and the power of the land.
It’s the 1950s in Shepparton, Victoria. 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, who offers her the prospect of another world. Together they embark on a journey of belonging where the search for a better life challenges the powerful bond that holds these women together.
In this powerful and tender story, where dreams for a fair go lie, acclaimed playwright, Jane Harrison, pens one family’s struggle for community acceptance in the Menzies era of Australia.
“[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
Playwright Jane Harrison
Director Liza-Mare Syron
Lighting Designer Karen Norris
With Frederick Copperwaite
Artistic Director & CEO Glenn Terry
Creative Producer Amy Harris
Communications Manager & Associate Producer Sophie Blacklaw
Production Manager Heidi Atkins
Front of House & Event Manager Rebecca Michel-Gerke
Administrator Jacqueline Tooley
Publicist Jansson Antmann
Graphic Designer Evi O & Susan Le
*This listing is updated as cast and creatives are confirmed in the lead up to the production.*
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company in association with Moogahlin Performing Arts.
“[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
Previews 10 - 13 August
Season 15 August - 1 September
Tuesday - Saturday: 7.30PM
11AM Matinees: 15 - 16, 20 - 23 & 27 - 30 August
Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)
Industry/Under 30**: $46
Groups 8+: $54
School Students: $28
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**Available Tue, Wed & Thu only