Travelling North

Last night Linda and I went to see the David Williamson play “Travelling North” at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta.

A heart warming comedy about a twilight love affair, Travelling North is David Williamson’s tribute to the generation that fought for change in Australia from the ‘30s to the ‘70s. Set in the early 1970s, this beautiful play explores the attitudes of the era with great heart.

Christine Harris and HIT Productions

And heart-warming it was. A little slow in the first half, but after the interval it got into its stride with a mixture of humour and sadness. For someone like me, who grew up in the era of the play, the political references were particularly strong.

Star of the night was the doctor, played by Lewis Fiander, with beautifully delivered lines and wonderfully expressive body language.

I first saw Travelling North perhaps twenty years ago as an excellent movie starring the late Leo McKern as the male lead and the late Graham Kennedy as the annoying neighbour.





  1. Greg Avatar

    Just found a copy on ebay. Hope it’s as good as I remember.

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