Away by Michael Gow

A much-loved Australian classic is getting a second run at the Sydney Opera House this March.

Now showing at the Sydney Opera House until March 25, Away is one of those productions that defines a generation. 

Set in 1967, Away tells the tale of three families who are about to take their summer holidays on the coast – a chance to get away, to move on and to change. 

The much-anticipated end-of-year school play is a hit, and set the scenes for young love to bloom. The summer holidays are finally here… But 'tis not the season to be jolly.

If you’ve seen Away, or read or studied the play, previously don’t hesitate to see it again – this isn’t your traditional production. 

Under the directorial hand of Matthew Lutton's, the audience witnesses the trippy events through the eyes of Tom who dreams of becoming an actor. Throbbing in the background is a soundtrack of remixes of ‘60s party music, composed by the brilliant  J. David Franzke. 

And at the story's heart are three mothers – one dealing with the loss of a child, one who fears losing her own, and one learning to let go.  

The power of Away is that it’s a story that operates on levels, constantly interacting and weaving seamlessly together to create unfold in a bizarre sequence of events that will lure you in from the minute the lights go down. 

Away is now showing at the Sydney Opera House until March 25. For more information and ticketing, head to their official website

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