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Matinee Ticket Options
Ticket only – $23.00
Show + gourmet sandwiches $35.00
Show + gourmet sandwiches (Veg) $35.00
Show only – Group 10+ $20 (available at box office only)
Evening Ticket Options
Ticket only $26.00
Show + Meal (Meat) $44.00
Show + Meal (Chicken) $44.00
Show + Meal (Vegetarian) $44.00
Show only – Group 10+ $23 (available at box office only)
Glenbrook Players is proud to announce Cloudstreet, as our May 2022 production.
Cloudstreet tells an epic story about the lives of two Australian families over two decades from 1943 to 1964. They come together in “Cloudstreet”, the rambling, decaying old house in Perth, after each family’s circumstances suffer a body blow that forces them to change course. These two families are an unlikely match as housemates, polar opposite in their attitude towards life and responsibility. The Lamb family is headed by the hard-working, religious, salt-of-the-earth, parents Lester and Oriel, who have found strength in their faith and in their responsibility to family above all else; while the Pickle family’s cohesion is a loose alliance, compromised by hard-drinking and smoking, the sexual exploits of Dolly Pickle, and husband Sam’s gambling and unquenchable belief in the Shifty Shadow of fate.
The struggle of both families to come to terms with personal losses, past and present, and the character flaws that have shaped their worlds, is a dominant theme in the play, as is the deeply significant and tender relationship between Quick Lamb and his damaged brother Fish. A second, often powerfully emotional strand in the narrative, concerns the developing relationships and coming of age stories of the Lamb and Pickle children.
Cloudstreet is fundamentally about belonging– relationship to land and family, and the places deeply engrained in the psyche of all peoples. These concepts are made accessible through The Old Uncle and the spirits of the young Indigenous girls who inhabit the piano room. The house itself becomes a character that surrounds its people, past and present– as does the theme of water and the rivers that run through the lives of these complex characters.
Cloudstreet will play from the 20-28th of May 2022 at Glenbrook Theatre.
This play contains coarse language, derogatory terms, strong sexual references, implied violence, sounds of gunshots, references to suicide and self-harm.
Meet the Cloudstreet Creative Team
Ainslie has been a theatre practitioner for more than 30 years, as a director, designer, producer and writer in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. She is a passionate advocate for theatre, and the arts generally being accessible to everyone, and believes the Arts make a vital contribution to healthy communities, social justice and understanding ourselves.
“I loved Tim Winton’s novel, Cloudstreet, and was attracted to the idea of it as a play because of its strong Aussie voice and vibrant imagery and because it is a two decades long, epic journey travelled with some fascinating characters. There is so much scope for igniting the imagination visually, and for telling a very deeply felt and evocative story about family, relationships and attachment to land. It is a play that demands a great deal of the cast and the crew but delivers so much in return.”
- Stage Manager – John Bailey
- Production Manager – Margaret Bell
- Costumes – Jill Hogwood
- Sound Design – Ian Bate
- Set – Stewart MacPherson
- Lighting design – Paul and Sam Hardaker
Backstage Crew Wanted
Have you ever wanted to be a part of the theatre? Want to be a part of a fantastic new production?
Cloudstreet are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist backstage!
We are also seeking a volunteer sound technician.