AWAY by Michael Gow

WA Youth theatre production

Presented by Act-Belong-Commit

3-7 October

Subiaco Arts Centre

Directed by Stuart Halusz

Featuring 16 members of the WA Youth Theatre Company


Set in the summer of 67-68 three families leave the comforts of home for a holiday and return forever changed…this coming of age story explores life, grief, and the enduring qualities of love.


First staged over 30 years ago AWAY has become one of Australia’s most staged plays. It still speaks so much to the Australia of today as we once again find ourselves on the world stage in an alliance with an America in the midst of tensions with a rogue communist country in Asia. AWAY combines an evocative Australian story with truly Shakespearean themes. Gow’s clever and imaginative juxtaposition of these two worlds allows for a huge depth of dramatic action and discovery. The play’s main themes of family, forgiveness and love ensure that Away has been a favourite theatre work for audiences and Australian students studying English, Literature and Drama.


Performance Times:

  • Tuesday 3rd of October 2pm - PREVIEW
  • Wednesday 4th of October 7:30pm - OPENING NIGHT
  • Thursday 5th of October 7:30pm 
  • Friday 6th of October 7:30pm 
  • Saturday 7th of October 2pm - Matinee - AUSLAN INTERPRETED
  • Saturday 7th of October 7:30pm - CLOSING NIGHT



Book Tickets



Tom - Liam Longley

Meg - Juliette Greenock

Harry - David Ratcliffe

Vic - Lexie Sleet

Jim - Alexander Gerrans

Gwen - Rachael Chamberlain

Coral - Ashleigh Hebiton

Roy - Declan Waters

Rick - Zack Rock

Leonie - Dakota Muia

MC & Camper Ensemble - Adam Kelly

Miss La Trobe & Camper Ensemble - Kasia Kelly Dang

Camper Ensemble - Maia Harlap

Camper Ensemble - Jack Connor

Camper Ensemble - Ollie Charlton

Camper Ensemble - Serena Pintabona 

creative team

Set & Costume Design - Sally Phipps

Lighting Design - Chris Donnelly & Rhiannon Petersen 

Sound Design/Composition - Shaun Salmon & Nikki Jones

Stage Manager - Tegan Sorenson