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The Sugar House  

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Narelle is Sydney born and bred but lately she’s lost her sense of belonging. Something keeps bringing her back to Pyrmont. This peninsula was her family’s bedrock, and the home of her extraordinary grandmother June, who held everything together through the decades: a son’s brush with the law, a daughter’s battles with demons, a husband’s decline.

Life revolved around the sugar refinery. For a time this was the sweetest neighbourhood in the country. But the family bedrock, like the sugar, has dissolved away. Narelle can’t fix the past, but maybe she can fix the future.

A story of Sydney – work and corruption, family and massive social change. A story of how Australia went from working class to middle class.

 

Reviews

‘…as credible, tough, and romantic as a Dickens saga.’  Stage Noise

‘The Sugar House is an interesting and important work as it explores the stories of the people that are usually erased from the history books and the landscape…A wonderfully presented new Australian story that should be seen.'  Broadway World Sydney

‘… The Sugar House remains a love letter to Sydney…’ Limelight Magazine

 

Cast : 5F, 6M (doubling possible)
Performance Rights : Creative Representation: http://creativerep.com.au

Currency Press | 978-1-76062-208-4 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB

Author

ALANA VALENTINE’s most recent award nomination is the Nick Enright Prize for Drama (NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, 2017) for Ladies Day. She is the recipient of two Errols (Tasmanian Theatre Awards, 2017) for The Tree Widows, which was awarded Best Writing (Professional Production) and the overall Judges’ Award for her ‘creative integration of community, culture and heritage’. Alana was also nominated for an Errol for Best Director (Professional Production) for The Tree Widows. In 2017 Alana is again working with Bangarra Dance Theatre as dramaturg on Bennelong, after successful collaborations on their productions Patyegarang and ID. Barbara and the Camp Dogs, co-written with Ursula Yovich, will be produced by Belvoir in December 2017. In November 2017, Venus Theatre Company (USA) will world premiere Alana’s play The Ravens. An extensive national tour of Letters to Lindy is planned for 2018. Alana’s website is www.alanavalentine.com.


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