This Old Man Comes Rolling Home by Dorothy Hewett
May 15

This Old Man Comes Rolling Home by Dorothy Hewett

Australian Classic to play at NIDA Playhouse Theatre


Australian Classic to play at NIDA Playhouse Theatre

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  • “We breed like sparrows an’ we die like sparrows. We never end. We jus’ come up out of the dark little houses to sit among the chimney pots flappin’ our wings and twitterin’ for the stars.”

    Dorothy Hewett’s ‘This Old Man Comes Rolling Home’ is a haunting, poetic portrayal of working class family life in Cold War Sydney. Capturing the spirit and political character of 1950s Redfern, this tender story treats the often-miserable lives of its characters with warmth and humour.

    The Dockerty family are on the verge of drowning. The matriarch of the family, Laurie, was once the most beautiful girl in Bundaberg. But after falling pregnant to the charming Tom, she was forced to marry out of necessity. Now 30 years later, their son Lan and his girlfriend Edie have made the exact same mistake – and tensions arise between the optimistic youngsters and their world-weary parents.

    The New South Wales University Theatrical Society (NUTS) is thrilled to be bringing to life the first play by "one of Australia's best-loved and most respected writers" Dorothy Hewett, for our 2018 Major Production in a week long run at NIDA.

    Dates: 15th-19th May

    Times: Tuesday - Friday 7:30pm, Saturday - 6:00pm

    Venue: Nida Playhouse Theatre

    Running time approx. 150 minutes including 30 minute intermission

    NUTS members: $20

    Arc members: $25

    General Admission: $30

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  • Date & Time
    May 15 2018 at 07:30 PM - May 19 2018 at 08:30 PM
  • Location & full address
    NIDA Playhouse - 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033
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