It’s the summer of 1967, and three families head away for a beach holiday…

Set against a backdrop of war and social revolution, they find themselves caught up in their own storm of secrets and conflict.

Michael Gow’s classic Australian play explores themes of loss and change, as three mothers deal with their own personal grief and their attempt at letting go. Relationships are pushed to the edge as secrets are exposed and the pressure of social change takes its toll.

Content Warnings: adult themes, sexual references.

“Matthew Lutton is one of the most exhilarating directors in Australia today”

The Music

“Remarkably timeless… captivating”

Sydney Morning Herald

“Gow balances epic forces— dark and light, life and death, rage and forgiveness— elegantly and even delicately… In a way that is unsentimental, true, funny, affectionate and wise”

Hilary Bell


Marco Chiappi, Julia Davis, Wadih Dona, Glenn Hazeldine, Natasha Herbert, Heather Mitchell, Liam Nunan, Naomi Rukavina

Creative Team

Playwright Michael Gow
Direction Matthew Lutton
Set & Costume Design Dale Ferguson
Lighting Design Paul Jackson
Sound Design J. David Franzke
Choreography by Stephanie Lake
Photography by Pia Johnson