Tim Winton's Shrine Tim Winton's Shrine
Melville Theatre
Melville Theatre
15 Feb 2019 to 2 Mar 2019
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Tickets - Tickets are $20, $15 concession book on 9330 4565 or at www.meltheco.org.au
Duration - 90 mins


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Synopsis
A DEEPLY moving and sometimes confronting play from Tim Winton comes to Melville Theatre this February.

Directed by Kayti Murphy, Shrine is set on WA’s south coast and explores the themes of love, grief and the way those who have passed endure through the memories of the living.

The play tells of a couple struggling to recover from the loss of their son Jack – a year later, all they have left is a scar on a tree next to a roadside shrine and an abundance of unanswered questions.

But then a young woman named June turns up on the doorstep with a story about their son’s final hours.

“Shrine is not only about the irrevocable way the grief of a loved one changes us but also the ways in which those who have passed can reveal new things about themselves, even in death,” Murphy said.

“That was the key for me – it would be hard to just put on a play about two people grieving the death of their son.

“The intrigue of June’s story drives the play forward, exploring what really ha ...more
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