Past the Shallows

Next date: Tuesday, 27 August 2024 | 07:30 PM to 08:40 PM

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A co-production between Australian Theatre for Young People and Archipelago Productions

By Julian Larnach

based on the novel by Favel Parrett

Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone diver, on the wild and beautiful south coast of Tasmania. With their father largely absent, they look after each other as best they can. Over a school holiday, while Miles works on the boat, Harry begins an unlikely friendship that will upset the delicate balance holding this unpredictable world together.

Adapted by playwright Julian Larnach from Favel Parrett’s award-winning debut novel, Past the Shallows is an ode to brotherhood and a heart-wrenching, lyrical exploration of mortality, family secrets and the capacity for both brutality and tenderness within contemporary masculinity.

Acclaimed director Ben Winspear directs a powerhouse cast of three young actors playing multiple roles. Let yourself get swept away on the tide of this compelling and deeply poignant story that will stay with you long after the lights come up.


Writer Julian Larnach

Director & Dramaturg Ben Winspear

Set and Costume Designer Keerthi Subramanyam

Sound Designer Glenn Richards

Lighting Designer Jason James

AV Designer Nema Adel


Image by Luke Stambouliah. Design by Justin Stambouliah.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.

This project was assisted through the Strategic Touring Fund, an initiative of the Tasmanian Performing Arts Centres.





  • Tuesday, 27 August 2024 | 07:30 PM - 08:40 PM


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