Project Description

about the show


….. a portrait of an Aussie family in the late 1950’s navigating issues of progress & patriotism

A compassionate analysis of several issues; the generational clash of young bull vs. old bull, the opportunity-driven differences of class in Australia’s “classless” society and the inevitability of change in a country that has based much of its self-image on its military history. The play takes place in the home of the Cook family, working-class battlers, in an inner-city suburb in about 1959.

By Alan Seymour

Directed by Jan Nary

the cast

Ray Noonan – Alf
Matthew Hodgson – Hughie
Debbie Spearritt – Mum
Leo Wockner – Wacka
Rianna Shoemaker – Jan

dates & times

April 26 – May 11

Venue: Birkdale School of Arts Hall,
101 Birkdale Road, Birkdale

Students/Children $10
Adult $ 25
Concession $20
Book a table & save: Table of 8: $ 160