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Summer Rain

15 Nov – 17 Dec 2016

Book And Lyrics By Nick Enright,
Music By Terence Clarke


“Year after year the game’s not worth a cracker/
Then the moon changes colour and the sky lights up”

Christmas Eve, 1945. Harold Slocum, proprietor of Slocum’s Travelling Family Tent Show, has a love of the horses, an intimate relationship with bookies and no money to pay his troupe.

After the performers walk out, the Slocum family finds itself in the drought-blighted NSW outback town of Turnaround Creek. Deciding to put on a show, they muster the enthusiasm of the townsfolk, despite the hostility shown by local publican Barry Doyle, who remembers the last time Harold was in town, 16 years previously.

Then the drought breaks and the Slocums are stranded. Over nine days of rain, dormant memories of an illicit affair resurface and emotions run high, new life is breathed into the town, love blossoms and a feeling of rejuvenation and optimism for the future after the long years of war, beings to take hold.

Nick Enright and Terence Clarke’s charming musical celebrates the vaudeville troupes which travelled outback Australia in the 1930s and 40s and the tight-knit rural communities they entertained.

With a delightful score referencing both Hollywood and Australian musical traditions, and a light-hearted, laconic script, Summer Rain is the perfect way to end the year.

“Marvellously entertaining” Sydney Morning Herald


Venue: New Theatre

Theatre Company: New Theatre


Performances Dates, Times & Tickets

15 Nov – 17 Dec 2016

Previews: Tue 15 & Wed 16 Nov 7:30pm

Tue – Sat 7:30pm
Sun 5pm
Final performance: Sat 17 Dec 5pm

Ticket Prices:
Previews $17
Adult $32
Concession $27
Groups (10+) $27
Members $22
Student Rush $17
Thrifty Thursdays $17

Duration: N/A



Director: Christopher Hurrell

Cast: tbc

Choreographer N/A
Lighting Designer N/A
Sound Designer N/A
A/V Designer N/A
Assistant Director N/A
Production Manager/Stage Manager N/A
Stage Manager N/A
Production Assistant N/A

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