Family, country and culture collide in the award-winning comedy/drama Hotel Sorrento, by one of Australia’s most significant playwrights, Hannie Rayson.
Hilary lives with her father and teenage son in the family home in Sorrento. Reunited with Pippa, visiting from New York, and Meg, returning from England with her English husband, the three sisters must navigate the constraints of family life after ten years of living in different worlds.
When a semi-autobiographical book by middle sister Meg is published, it triggers old familial tensions, overshadowing their homecoming. Privacy, loyalty and contested versions of their shared history expose the complexities of personal identity, entitlement and betrayal.
This poignant dramedy, which inspired the AFI Award-winning Australian film of the same name, boasts a stellar cast including Ruth Caro (Home & Away), Kim Denman (All My Love) and Joanne Booth (House Husbands). They are led by critically-acclaimed director, Denny Lawrence (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine) and an exceptional creative team.
Hotel Sorrento was first performed in 1990 by the Playbox Theatre Company at the Malthouse Theatre winning an AWGIE, NSW Premier’s Literary Award and a Green Room Award. Since then the play has had over 50 productions throughout Australia and overseas and won critical acclaim on its London debut.
Tuesday 31 July at 7.30pm
Wednesday 1 August at 7.30pm
Thursday 2 August at 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 3 August at 7.30pm
Saturday 4 August at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
Tickets: Adult $54, Concession: $49.
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