• Thomas Murray and the   Upside Down River

  • Date:

    Wednesday 28th February
  • PRICE:

    $54.00 - $59.00


    Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins

    Entertainment Centre
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  • Category: Theatre
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A Stone Soup & Critical Stages Production

Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River

By Reg Cribb

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre 2018 Season

A new Australian work about 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.

From the multi-award winning screenwriter of Last Cab to Darwin comes a thrilling new Australian drama, with Grant Cartwright in the title role (ABC TV’s Barracuda).

“Big sky. Big river. Big betrayal. Big secrets exposed as the river recedes.’Thomas Murray’ is a lot of play for your money… Chris Bendall’s direction is imaginative, fluent in its handling of the play’s temporal shifts and notably physical. Designer Dann Barber’s wooden ramp of a stage has all kinds of surprises built into it. Kingsley Reeve’s sound design twangs and shimmers.” Sydney Morning Herald, Jason Blake

“Reg Cribb is a writer whose imagination catches fire when presented with the everyday dramas and dreams of ‘ordinary’ Australians…The play is a rich exploration of character and story. The language crackles with humour, bitterness and authenticity.” Stage Noise, Diana Simmonds

Written by Reg Cribb
Directed by Chris Bendall
Set & Costume Designer Dann Barber
Composer & Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Producers Pippa Bailey & Chris Bendall
Cast includes Grant Cartwright, Francesca Savige, Nicholas Papademetriou, Bjorn Stewart and Valerie Bader

To view a short video of the show click here.
Reg Cribb talks about his inspiration for this play here.
Cast members Grant Cartwright and Francesca Savige give some insight into their characters here


Member/Group 8+/U30: $54
Adult: $59
Conc: $56.50


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Telephone Bookings: $5.50 per transaction
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Our Encore Café & Bar will be open for drinks and snacks before and after the show.

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RUNNING TIME (subject to change)

Approximately 2 hrs 20 mins (incl interval)


Ages 15+. Occasional coarse language and adult themes.

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