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Hotel Sorrento by Hannie Rayson

When: 8:00PM on Saturday, 28 Jul 2018

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This award winning play, which inspired the film of the same name, tells the story of three sisters who grew up together in the seaside town Sorrento.

Hilary lives in the family home in Sorrento with her father and 16 year-old son. Pippa, a business woman, is visiting from New York and Meg, a successful writer, returns from England. When the three sisters are reunited after 10 years apart they again feel the constraints of family life. A semi autobiographical book written by middle sister and expat Meg triggers the familial tensions and dramas that eventuate. The play is about family in a literal and metaphorical sense and the importance of blood ties and collective memory, true or false.

“Holding a mirror up to the society in which it was written, it has universal themes and feels even more relevant (than when it premiered in 1990) to a world living in fear, keenly aware of difference and to a nation constantly questioning the nature of being Australian and interrogating our ties to the Mother Country and our alliance with the US. Hannie Rayson perceptively examines these issues through the three sisters (as in Chekhov) who represent distinctly different facets of ‘The Australian’, especially ‘The Australian Woman’. This is a moving, insightful and often very funny piece of entertaining first-rate theatre.” - Denny Lawrence, Director



Pre-show dining available in the foyer restaurant at 6pm. Bookings essential.



Grilled chicken breast in mild Thai spices
with coconut jasmine rice and steamed broccolini
Alternate with
Hand carved sirloin of beef
with bacon and bourbon jam, soft garlic mash and veal jus


Chocolate filled profiteroles
with King Island cream and strawberries
Alternate with
Classic lemon meringue pie
with double cream


General admission $49
Concession $47
Group 6+ 45
Pre-show dining $35

Show & Transport package available for this show. Bookings contact Shire Shuttle Bus 1300 857 589

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