‘it still has the power to bowl over audiences’ - Time Out
‘If you care about theatre, it's unmissable’ - The Age
‘[a] nuanced and beautifully acted production’ - Sydney Morning Herald
‘A searing look at romantic dreams’ - Herald Sun
For sixteen summers, Roo and Barney have spent their long layoff from the cane-cutting season down in Melbourne having a high old time with two Carlton barmaids, Olive and Nancy. But back for their seventeenth summer, it seems time has finally caught up with them.
This ground-breaking piece of Australian drama premiered at MTC in 1955. In 2012 it will return home, with Neil Armfield’s stunning new production, featuring a stellar cast including MTC favourites Alison Whyte and Robyn Nevin.
Warning: this production contains the use of herbal cigarettes. Thinking of bringing young people to the theatre? View our Parents' Guide for information about suitability.
Key Photography by Marcel Aucar, Production Photography by Jeff Busby.