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Three Winters Green


Tickets $40 - $50

Tue 6 - Sat 30 Oct | 2 hours Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre
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This powerful and still very timely Australian play has had three highly successful productions since it first premiered in 1993 at the Stables Theatre.

Now it comes blazing back with the boldest and most innovative production yet, this time at Fringe HQ. (formerly the Old 505 Theatre) in Eliza Street Newtown.

In a genuine coup for the production, director Les Solomon will be joined by the author of the play Campion Decent as co-director. One of Australia’s leading playwrights, Campion’s latest work, The Campaign (his story of homosexuality being made legal in Tasmania), has seen recent Sydney and Melbourne productions and Embers – which enjoyed a critically acclaimed season at the STC – is now studied as an HSC text.

THREE WINTERS GREEN follows eight people through three years of their lives. From school through to drag; from dreams on a coach through to reality in a city; from alcohol through to realisation, each character is on a journey quite separate and yet eventually interlinked by a crisis of – literally – epidemic proportions.

This modern Australian epic features a cast of seven terrific actors; Samson Alston (fresh from his great success in Fag Stag, The Credeaux Canvas and The Shape of Things) is both the dark and mysterious ‘Martin’ and the comic and confused ‘Mick’. The lynchpin of the entire story is Seb Thornton Walker as ‘Francis’, the loveable but controversial gay schoolboy who becomes a grand drag artist! Luke Arthur plays the likeable but quietly rebellious ‘Andrew’, while theatre veteran and co-star of the latter season of The Credeaux Canvas, Norah George is the petulant, alcoholic mother ‘Maxine’. Maddison Silva and Julia Muncs as ‘Jen’ and ‘Beck’ Samuel Welsh ( 91 Storey Treehouse) plays ‘Joseph’. This is an epic Aussie favourite that touches the 2021 post-Covid zeitgeist.

Director Les Solomon said one of the reasons he and Campion wanted to revisit the play had much to do with our current time of Covid adding new relevance.

Show details

Show details
  • 2 hours
  • Venue 1: Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre
Performance notes
  • Content warnings: Discussion of Sexual Violence,  Content related to Mental Health
Venue details & accessibility
Fringe HQ Newtown - Theatre

Level 1, 5 Eliza Street, Newtown
Telephone: (02) 9550 6087


This venue is not wheelchair accessible. However, we still recommend calling the venue directly to discuss whether they can provide the access you need.

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    Powerful, funny, emotionally engaging and – crucially – relevant work. Sunday Telegraph

    A terrific play . . . witty, sharp and fast-paced. Sydney Morning Herald

    Very warm, very funny, and very emotionally centred. Richard Glover, ABC Radio

    • Francis – Seb Thornton Walker
    • Martin / Mick – Samson Alston
    • Maxine – Norah George
    • Joseph – Samuel Welsh
    • Jen – Julia Muncs
    • Beck – Maddison Silva
    • Andrew – Luke Arthur
    Presented by
    • Lambert House Enterprises