Production images of Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River by Robert Catto, captured at Griffin Theatre on Wednesday 13  January, 2016.

Invoking the expansive, isolating beauty of rural Australia, Reg Cribb’s epic 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 Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested, and secrets, long buried, are finally awakened – Tom must make the long journey down-stream 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 been adapted into feature films and he wrote the screenplay for the award-winning Bran Nue Dae. 

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

Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River at Watershed

Thomas Murray & the Upside Down River

By Reg Cribb

A Stone Soup & Critical Stages Production

Saturday 24 March 7pm  (gates open 6pm, show commences 7pm)

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

Suitable for ages 15+.

From the multi-award winning screenwriter of Last Cab to Darwin comes a thrilling new Australian drama, brought to you by the producers and creative team behind Stones in his Pockets including Grant Cartwright in the title role (Barracuda).

“Big sky. Big river. Big betrayal. Big secrets exposed as the river recedes. Thomas Murray is a lot of play for your money.” Sydney Morning Herald, Jason Blake
“Grant Cartwright as Thomas Murray is wonderful. Understated, focused and riveting to watch…”Australian Stage

Performed outdoors in the magnificent setting of Watershed Margaret River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Dinner and Show option – enjoy a simple dinner on the balcony prior to the performance – (your choice of slow cooked pork tacos or crumbed Shark Bay Whiting). 

Seating will be provided or you can byo rug and/or low chairs.

Tickets (Show only): Adult $47, Concession (Pension/Health Care Card) $42, Arts Hub Member $40, Youth $25

Dinner and Show option: Adult $61, Concession $56, Arts Hub Member $54, Youth $39 (Dinner from 6pm, Show commences 7pm)

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