One of two classic Australian plays presented by Company 2015 and designed by Master of Design for Performance and undergraduate production students.
Adapted by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo from the novel by Tim Winton
Directed by Julián Fuentes Reta A sprawling stage adaptation of Tim Winton’s award-winning novel, Cloudstreet follows the fluctuating fortunes of two families who inhabit a rambling old house in Perth.
ACT 1 (70”)
In Act One we see the two families, the Lambs and the Pickles, face the terrible consequences caused by two accidents which cause them to come together to live at 1 Cloud Street, Perth, Western Australia. The children and the young parents struggle not only with the heritage of the house itself, but also with themselves and all their inner contradictions and hopes and in doing so, for good and bad, they plant a seed in the land that will grow and evolve into something else.
ACT 2 (70”)
In Act Two, that seed has firmly taken root.
The household has changed, parents and children have aged and grown almost unrecognisable. Only Quick remains the same. The passing of time is reflected by
re-casting the character’s leaving Quick played by the same actor. Memories of the past come to haunt both families until amends are made and decisions taken. A
final reunion will come, life flows on and the story while not over, becomes a true celebration of all their lives.