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In 1948, Angela left Malta. Having gathered up five children, she sailed out on the Strathnavar, leaving poverty and the war behind.
Her destination: Australia. In Surry Hills, she could build a bright new life.
If only she could first learn the language, finish shoring up their dilapidated house, find new friends, get the racist neighbour off her back and keep her son away from sly grog queen Kate Leigh’s kids.
Back in Malta, someone else has made a journey. Making his way along Kalkara’s glistening harbourside, a young man with flowing black hair has returned to claim his past. Paul Capsis is walking home.
A journey that begins at a kitchen table becomes a sprawling family history and a fitting tribute to a much-loved matriarch.
2012 Helpmann Awards - Best New Australian Work
Cast : 1M or 1F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-946-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
is one of Australia’s most versatile performers. His extensive career has included theatre, film, live concerts and cabaret. Paul has worked with many leading Australian theatre companies (STC, MTC, Malthouse Theatre and Company B Belvoir) as well as in Vienna, Hong Kong and London.