||Issue No. 207||22 December 2003|
Backs to the Wall
Interview: Robbo’s Rules
Unions: Fightback 2003
Bad Boss: Madame Lash Whips Tony
Politics: United Front
Economics: Looking Back - Looking Forward
International: Net Benefits
History: The New Guard
Poetry: What is the PM singing this Christmas?
Review: Culture That Was
The Locker Room
Looking The Otherway At Christmas
Harbour by Katherine Thomson
On the Wednesday before Easter, 1998, a few hundred metres away from the site of the new Sydney Theatre, one of the most dramatic events in recent Australian history took place. It was the culmination of a tightly planned scheme between the Federal Government and a stevedoring company. An attempt to smash the Maritime Union of Australia - the wharfies.
Katherine Thomson's gripping new drama is set against the backdrop of this explosive industrial dispute.
Sandy - a retired wharfie - comes home after a six year absence, to find his family divided. His kids have moved on - and up. They're on opposite sides of the political divide. His wife doesn't want to be in the same room as him. The world has changed, and it seems he no longer has a place in it. But he's a battler, with a burning desire to unite his family and set the past to rights. A past full of explosive secrets that threaten to blow them apart forever.
Harbour, directed by Robyn Nevin, is a passionate, moving Australian drama from one of our foremost playwrights. It will open the new Sydney Theatre at 2pm, Saturday 10 January, 2004.
To celebrate the opening of Sydney Theatre, we are presenting two bold new Australian works in repertory, with a brilliant ensemble cast performing in both. I encourage you to experience these productions as close to one another as you can. See the play and the musical on consecutive days or in the same week and enjoy a unique moment in Sydney's theatre history.
Mitchell Butel, Peter Carroll, Tamsin Carroll, Helen Dallimore, Drew Forsythe, Simon Gleeson, Melissa Jaffer Genevieve Lemon, Christopher Pitman, William Zappa.
Director Robyn Nevin Set Designer Stephen Curtis Costume Designer Jennie Tate Lighting Designer Nigel Levings Composer Alan John
Venue Sydney Theatre
Address 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Previews 2 January, 2004
Opens January 10 2pm
To 12 February
Price $65 / $51 concession
Matinees $59 / $46 concession
Previews all tickets $38
Bookings 9250 1777 / 9266 4800 / www.sydneytheatre.com.au
Media For further information, interviews and images, please contact:
Karen Farrell on (02) 9250 1703 / [email protected]
Wesley Slattery (02) 9250 1705 / [email protected]
Labor For Refugees - Breakfast Briefing
All ALP National Conference Delegates and supporters are invited to join Labor for Refugees (with special guests to be announced) for a breakfast briefing on the campaign to reform Labor's policy towards asylum seekers and refugees.
Participants will discuss the need for a more compassionate approach and receive an up to the moment report on the status of Labor for Refugees' proposed amendment to the National Platform, which will be debated at Conference that afternoon. A light breakfast will be provided.
Fringe event details:
When: Friday, January 30 2004
7:30am - Light Breakfast
8:00am - Briefing and Discussion
9:00am - Close
9:30am - National Conference
Where: Grand Criterion Room, Radisson Hotel
72 Liverpool Street, Darling Harbour (5 mins walk to National Conference Venue)
RSVP: [email protected]
contact no.: 0405 188 256
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