If you haven't seen Michael Gow's much-performed classic on stage, now's your chance.
For its thirtieth anniversary, STC wheels out Michael Gow's much-performed classic and that scourge of HSC students – Away.
Tom and Meg really like each other. The school year has just finished and they wouldn't mind using the summer to untangle their feelings. But they won't get the chance – they're both being dragged away to spend Christmas holidaying with their families. Roy, the school principal, and his wife Coral decide they wouldn't mind some time away either.
Tom's parents are keeping a big secret from him. The problem is, he already knows. Meg's parents don't want her going anywhere near Tom. Roy and Coral, who are mourning the death of their son, realise their marriage is falling apart. Then the fairies show up.
For those who like their '60s nostalgia peppered with Shakespearean tricksiness, hop off the bus now — this is your stop.
Published on January 31, 2017 by Matt Abotomey