The sheep farm is dilapidated. The farm house, dark and squalid, sits by the river sheltering a mad old lady and her isolated, hard-drinking daughter. Memories are seeping through the floorboards. As the sun sets the flood waters rise. The screen door bangs open in the rain and wind; Catherine has returned after 20 years. The past is here. Through the mesmerising friction between estranged sisters, fuelled by alcohol and uncertain memories of a long-dead father, three women are trapped with a past no one wants to remember.
Bristling dark humour and edge-of-the-seat performances by three of our finest actresses, The Flood is startlingly authentic writing, plunging audiences into the lives of characters so real you feel you know them.
From internationally acclaimed, multi award winning creators Finucane & Smith comes the haunting and electrifying work hailed as “masterful… an Australian Gothic that defines the genre”.
Thursday 19 & Friday 20 July
By Patrick White Playwrights’ Award Winner
Starring Shirley Cattunar, Maude Davey, Caroline Lee
“ENGROSSING, HEARTBREAKING, DELICATE AND FRIGHTENING.” ARTSHUB