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THE TORRENTS by Oriel Gray

Image Credits: Rene Vaile

June 2019

19 Wed 

07:30 PM

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Black Swan State Theatre Company

174-176 William St

PerthWA

 

It’s the 1890s in the Goldfelds. J.G. Milford has hopped off the train in the small town of Koolgalla to take on a job at the local paper. She’s smart, she’s savvy, she’s incredibly qualified, but nobody knew the J stood for Jenny!

A Black Swan and Sydney Theatre Company co-production

THE TORRENTS

by Oriel Gray

15 – 30 JUNE 2019

Heath Ledger Theatre

A WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN THE NEWSROOM.

WA PREMIERE

It’s the 1890s in the Goldfelds. J.G. Milford has hopped off the train in the small town of Koolgalla to take on a job at the local paper. She’s smart, she’s savvy, she’s incredibly qualified, but nobody knew the J stood for Jenny!

Oriel Gray’s The Torrents is a newsroom comedy that rivals George Bernard Shaw. Jenny’s arrival coincides with a trailblazing engineer’s outrageous idea to bring irrigation to the community and debate rages about whether the town should give up mining for a more sustainable economic future.

Meanwhile, newspaper editor Rufus Torrent and his son Ben are vying for Jenny’s favour, even as she pulls apart their chauvinistic assumptions.

The Torrents was written in 1955. That year, it was joint winner of the prestigious Playwrights’ Advisory Board Competition with Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. In the role of Jenny, Helpmann Award-winning comedian and actor Celia Pacquola (ABC’s Rosehaven, Utopia) will put the spotlight back on this neglected Australian classic.

“Oriel Gray’s name will take a prominent place in the history of Australian Theatre.” — The Daily News, Perth (1950).

Recommended 12+

Contains adult themes.

DIRECTOR Clare Watson

DRAMATURG Virginia Gay

CAST INCLUDES Gareth Davies, Sophia Forrest, Sam Longley, Alan Little, Celia Pacquola, Steve Rodgers

A Black Swan and Sydney Theatre Company co-production

THE TORRENTS by Oriel Gray

DATES: 15 - 30 JUNE 2019

VENUE: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

WARNING: Adult themes

Suitability 12+

More information at https://www.bsstc.com.au/plays...