Travelling North set to open at Peninsula Theatre

Simon Doctor and Christine Vale in Travelling North

Woy Woy Little Theatre is set to open a three-week season of Davis Williamson’s classic play Travelling North on August 5.

The play follows Frank and Frances, who find a new life, much to the consternation of their conventional children.

Their dream takes them north to the sunshine, but no sooner do they find their paradise than signs of mortality betray Frank’s lion spirit.

Travelling North is Williamson’s tribute to the generation that fought for change in Australia from the ‘30s to the ‘70s.

Set in the early ‘70s, the beautiful play explores the attitudes of the era and reinforces that life is about renewal, growth and moving on.

The group has pulled together a great cast of new and regular performers under the direction of Andrew Thomson.

Newcomer Simon Doctor plays Frank with audience favourite Christine Vale in the role of Frances.

The daughters are played by Kelli Ward as Helen, Diane Warman as Sophie and Karen Rowe as Joan.

Mark Austin plays Saul, the local doctor, and David Wicks plays Freddy the new northern neighbour.

Douglas Kent doubles up as Marriage Celebrant and Gallery Attendant.

This is a beautifully written play with two wonderfully drawn characters dealing with the complexities of lives well lived at it centre.

Travelling North plays for three weekends from August 5 at Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy.

All bookings and payments are to be made online at woywoylt.com

Call 4344 4737 for help with booking.

Primary source: Media release, July 23, 2022, Woy Woy Little Theatre

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