NORPA and Southern Cross University present a new Reg Cribb play

Invoking the expansive, beauty of rural Australia, Reg Cribb’s new play is about a man ravaged by drought, family secrets and love.

The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Thomas Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested, secrets long buried are finally awakened, and Thomas must make the long journey downstream to reconcile past wrongs and to fight for his wife.

Reg Cribb is a highly-awarded playwright and screenwriter. His plays Last Cab to Darwin and The Return/Last Train to Freo have both been adapated into successful feature films and he wrote the screenplay for the award-winning Bran Nue Dae

“Swept me along with its sharply observed, richly poetic and deeply moving prose…A work you really shouldn’t miss.” Australian Stage

A Stone Soup Theatre and Critical Stages production.

Creative team
Director Chris Bendall
Set & Costume Designer Dann Barber
Composer & Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Co-Producers Pippa Bailey and Chris Bendall
With Grant Cartwright, Vanessa Downing, Francesca Savige, Nicholas Papademetriou & Bjorn Stewart

Patron advice
Recommended for 15 years+
Occasional coarse language and adult themes
120 minutes (including interval)


Adult $48
Senior $43
Concession $41
U18 $22

Subscriber prices
Adult $38
Senior $34
Concession $32
U18 $18

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Join Writer Reg Cribb and Director Chris Bendall for a Q&A after the Friday night performance!

Diner and bar from 6pm. Alfresco dining on the Lismore City Hall forecourt. Sorry, no BYO.

Photo: Robert Catto