The Torrents The Torrents
Sydney Theatre Company
Touring Show
15 Jun 2019 to 24 Aug 2019
Duration - 2hrs including interval
Recommended 12+. Contains adult themes.

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Tour Dates and Locations
15 Jun 201930 Jun 2019State Theatre Centre of WA - Heath Ledger Theatre
Tickets & Sessions: $35 - $83 ...more
18 Jul 201924 Aug 2019Sydney Opera House - Drama Theatre
Tickets & Sessions: $73 - $104 ...more


Sydney Theatre Company presents
A Sydney Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company production
By Oriel Gray

A woman's place is in the newsroom

It’s the 1890s in the gold fields of Australia. J.G. Milford has hopped off the train in Koolgalla to take on a job at the local paper. She’s smart, she’s savvy, she’s incredibly qualified, but nobody knew the J stood for Jenny!

Inspired by the ideas-driven comedies of George Bernard Shaw, Oriel Gray’s The Torrents is a newsroom drama married to a screwball comedy. On the one hand, debate is raging about whether the town should give up mining for a more sustainable economic future. On the other, newspaper editor Rufus Torrent and his son Ben are vying for Jenny’s favour, even as she pulls apart their chauvinistic assumptions.

The Torrents was written in 1955. That year, it was joint winner of the prestigious Playwrights’ Advisory Board Competition with Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. In the role of Jen ...more
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