THE CLIMBING TREE

In association with ATYP

Friday 2 November 2018 07:00 PM

Saturday 3 November 2018 07:00 PM

Monday 5 November 2018 10:00 AM

Tuesday 6 November 2018 10:00 AM

RUNNING TIME
Approximately 90 minutes,
no interval


AGE RECOMMENDATION
Suitable age 14+

CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE

“Across the Great Dividing Range lies another great divide. Between us and them. Dreamed and the dreaming. Haves and have-nots. Gold and dust. Coppers and gangs. Always an us, and always a them. Changing form, skin, name. Big sparkling city chewing them up, spitting them out, pushing them over the mountains to us.”

It’s Rayleen’s birthday, but she’s not getting excited. She and three other teenagers are caught in an interrogation room. Their lives overlap but their challenges are very different. In this town, the past is with you everywhere you go, looking over your shoulder, whispering songs of survival. It’s hard to live for the moment when you can’t see a future. Particularly when the past keeps closing doors.

Developed over three years as a partnership between the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre and the Australian Theatre for Young People, with extensive community consultation, this powerful new play looks at the experiences of generations of teenagers in Bathurst. Part drama, part music, part ghost story, it’s a personal tale that reflects experiences shared in towns across Australia. Rachael Coopes and Guy Webster, part of the creative force behind the multi-award winning Sugarland, bring to life another particularly Australian story.

Writer Rachael Coopes; Music & Lyrics Guy Webster; Director Stephen Champion; Dramaturg Fraser Corfield.

CONTAINS COARSE LANGUAGE

Adult Friend 35Concession Friend 30Student/Junior Friend 18Adult 42Concession 36Student/Junior 24

Pensioner Matinee 25Family of Four 120Additional Child 18Student Rush 20High School Group 16