Avalanche: A Love Story

29 Aug — 14 Sep 2019

Roslyn Packer Theatre

By Julia Leigh
Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks

Direct from London, Avalanche: A Love Story stars acclaimed British actor Maxine Peake in a compelling story of hope and longing.

When a woman rekindles an early love in her late 30s her whole life changes. Deeply in love, she and her new husband want to have a child together and they make an appointment at an IVF clinic. So begins this story, inspired by the writer Julia Leigh’s own personal memoir.

This international co-production with the Barbican Theatre was praised as “a must-hear story for our times” (Go London) on its UK premiere. It lays bare the daily oscillation between hope and doubt in a drama we can all relate to – about the dreams we have for ourselves, the hopes we have for our futures, and the goals we have for our families.

Acclaimed for her “capacity for emotional directness and a fierce, uncensored honesty” (The Guardian), Maxine Peake is a prolific theatre, television and film actor. Australian audiences will know her from her astounding range of work, including Netflix’s Black Mirror, cult favourite TV show Shameless, and an extensive list of BBC dramas. Sydney-born director Anne-Louise Sarks has been making waves in Europe and this production brings her back to her hometown for her first work with STC.

See why these are artists at the top of their game, sharing a raw and insightful look at a universal tale.

Avalanche: A Love Story is a Barbican Theatre and Fertility Fest production, co-produced by Sydney Theatre Company and Audible.

Approx. duration 1hr 15 mins (no interval). Subject to change.
Content warning Adult themes, theatrical haze. Subject to change.


Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $103
Adult B Reserve $93
Seniors cardholder $93
Concession $82
Under 30 $81

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve tickets $108
B Reserve tickets $98

Preview performances
All tickets $81

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