Written by Julian Larnarch
Based on the novel by Favel Parrett
Directed by Ben Winspear

Keep your eyes on the water.

Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone diver, on the wild and beautiful south coast of Tasmania. With their father largely absent, they look after each other as best they can. Over a school holiday while Miles works on the boat, Harry begins an unlikely friendship that will upset the delicate balance holding this unpredictable world together.

Adapted by playwright Julian Larnach from Favel Parrett’s award-winning debut novel, Past the Shallows is an ode to brotherhood and a heart wrenching, lyrical exploration of mortality, family secrets and the capacity for both brutality and tenderness within contemporary masculinity.

Winner of four Tasmanian Theatre Awards

Event and Ticket Details

Hearing Aid Loop Wheelchair Access
Ian Macintosh Theatre 105 William St, Bathurst NSW 2795 Get Directions

BMEC Members Adults $39 / Concession $33
Non-Members* Adults $45 / Concession $39
$27 per student/additional teacher – 1 teacher free with each 20 students

*A $3 transaction fee applies for Non-Members

Event Notes

General Public
Stage 5 and 6 but could be enjoyed by Stage 4

75 minutes plus Q&A

This play contains themes of alcoholism and family violence

This performance was previously advertised for 11am. It is now rescheduled for 7:30pm.


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