The Floating World By John Romeril at Riverside Theatres

September 16th, 2013



*SYDNEY  Live Theatre

The Floating World By John Romeril and presented by the Griffin Theatre Co.  An electrifying descent into one man’s wartime nightmare

  •  19 – 23 November 2013
  • Riverside Theatres

The Floating World directed by Sam Strong and starring Valerie Bader, Peter Kowitz, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Justin Smith, Justin Stewart Cotta and Shingo Usami

Les and Irene are celebrating their wedding anniversary. Gifted with the holiday of a lifetime, they set sail on the Women’s Weekly Cherry Blossom Cruise bound for the cultural mysteries of Japan. But amongst the sun hats, theme nights and piña coladas Les, a former WWII prisoner of war, soon finds himself confronted by old diggers, enemies and tormented memories. As the cruise ship floats closer towards its destination, Les’ grip on reality floats ever further away.

The Floating World is a resonating tale of the long-lasting effects of war and the ugly world of xenophobic Australia. Following the success of his sold-out productions of Speaking in Tongues and The Boys, Sam Strong returns to the Griffin fold to direct this neglected Australian classic, last staged at the Stables in 1975 and heralded as an ‘unruly masterpiece.’  

The Floating World information and bookings
Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church & Market Sts, Parramatta
Riverside Season will follow on from the Griffin season which is 4 October – 16 November 2013
Dates & Times: Tues 19 at 7:30pm, Wed 20 at 7:30pm, Thurs 21 at 6:30pm, Fri 22 at 7:30pm, Sat 23 at 2:15pm & 7:30pm November
Tickets: Adult $47, Conc. $42, 30&U $37, F/T Student $30*
Bookings: Riverside Box Office on 8839 3399 or
*transaction fees apply
The Floating World at Riverside

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