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The Big Dry
By Mark Kilmurry adapted from the novel by Tony Davis
Presented with Ensemble Theatre
Director Fraser Corfield
Dramaturg Jane FitzGerald
“It's hard not to be engaged by George and Beeper's struggle.”
Sydney Morning Herald
“75 minutes of absorbing drama...Recommended”
“The Big Dry is gripping theatre that opens discussion about climate change, family, scarcity of food and water, stranger-danger, young people vulnerable to adult power, loyalty, courage and survival.”
Susanne Gervay, Buzzwords
Imagine a world of dust. A future where water drips brown from the taps. Where dust storms reduce houses to rubble. Where a young boy, George, and his younger brother, Beeper, fight to survive as they wait for their father to return home. Then a girl breaks in. Two’s company but three is a problem.
The Big Dry sees ATYP team up with Sydney’s iconic Ensemble Theatre in a creative collaboration driven by Artistic Directors Fraser Corfield and Mark Kilmurry. A cast of exceptional young professional actors drive this frightening tale of children abandoned in a hostile world.
A haunting and exquisitely written story that will leave readers wondering if this could be our future. Kid’s Book Review
The Big Dry, by Tony Davis, is an unsettling and evocative depiction of dystopian fiction at its very best. It tells the story of three young people battling a world gone horribly wrong. Beautifully and economically told, it is one of those stories that touch your heart, stays with you long after you’ve finished the final page and says much about the human condition.
Recommended for Ages 12+
BEHIND THE SCENES
Photographer: Amelia J Dowd
Designer: Justin Stambouliah
Talent: Easton Churchill