Bryan Brown and Greta Scacchi star in David Williamson’s affectionate ‘70s-era classic of love, loss and family.


The Play

"Travelling North is one of Williamson's finest works from his golden period and this production does it tremendous justice."
The Daily Telegraph

Sydney Theatre Company and Allens present
By David Williamson

Williamson's autumn sonata

Frank is a bugger, but somehow Frances has fallen for him. They happily leave chilly Melbourne for tropical Queensland, seeking warmer climes and a change in lifestyle, to the horror and inconvenience of their children. Soon, however, their dream faces a new threat: signs of age betray themselves in Frank's failing heart. Meanwhile, Frances' daughters demand her return, if only to care for their ever-growing broods.

Travelling North premiered in 1979 at The Nimrod Theatre, with John Bell directing Frank Wilson and Carol Raye. It swiftly became an important play in the Australian canon. This, its first ever production at STC, brings Williamson's affectionate, insightful play, with its nosy neighbours, sexagenarian raunch and family wrangles to the intimacy of Wharf 1 Theatre.

Following 2011's ZEBRA!, we welcome Bryan Brown back to the STC stage as charming rogue Frank. The Fury team brings this Australian classic to life with elegant simplicity.

Duration: 2 hours 10 mins (including interval)

Previews 10-11 & 13 Jan 2014
Season 15 Jan -  22 Mar 2014

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening $85
Adult $83
Seniors cardholder $73
Concession $63
Preview $69
Under 30 $50

Casual ticket prices
Saturday evening $99
Adult $94
Senior $85
Restricted view $50
Concession $75
Under 30 $58
Preview $78 

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Pre-season Briefing
Mon 16 Dec 2013 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre

Pier Group Lunch
Mon 16 Dec 12pm

Audi Night with The Actors
Mon 3 Feb 6.30pm

Matinee Club
Wed 19 Feb 12pm

Director Andrew Upton
Designer David Fleischer
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis

Bryan Brown, Harriet Dyer, Russell Kiefel, Emily Russell, Andrew Tighe, Sara West, Alison Whyte

Photo  James Green

 "Travelling North is one of Williamson's finest works from his golden period and this production does it tremendous justice." The Daily Telegraph

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