Little Theatre stages David Williamson's Travelling North
Woy Woy Little Theatre will present 10 performances of David Williamson's Travelling North at Peninsula Theatre, opening on August 5.
The Australian classic will be directed by the Little Theatre's vice-president, Mr Andrew Thomson.
"It is a beautifully written play that has at its centre two wonderfully drawn characters dealing with the complexities of lives well lived," said publicity officer Mr Graham Vale.
"Frank and Frances find a new life, much to the consternation of their conventional children.
"Their dream takes them both north to the sunshine, but no sooner do they find their paradise than signs of mortality betray Frank's lion spirit.
"Travelling North is David Williamson's tribute to the generation that fought for change in Australia from the 30s to the 70s.
"Set in the early 70s, this play explores the attitudes of the era with great heart.
"However, there is another dimension to this play and that is, simply, that life is about renewal, growth and moving on.
"This is David Williamson at his best and we have pulled together a great cast."
Simon Doctor plays Frank with Christine Vale as Frances.
The daughters are played by Kelli Ward as Helen, Diane Warman as Sophie and Karen Rowe as Joan, Frank's daughter.
Mark Austin plays Saul, the local doctor, and David Wicks plays Freddy the new northern neighbour.
Douglas Kent doubles up as a marriage celebrant and a gallery attendant.
Tickets are available online through the Little Theatre website.
Media release, 21 Jul 2022
Graham Vale, Woy Woy Little Theatre