Hydra | Queensland Theatre
09 March - 06 AprilBille Brown Theatre, Queensland TheatreBuy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

The true love story of Charmian Clift, George Johnston and My Brother Jack

They were writers, dreamers and free spirits. In the 1950s, Australian authors Charmian Clift and George Johnston fled halfway across the world to the idyllic Greek island of Hydra, determined to carve out a bohemian living as artists.

As they revel in their picturesque community, far off the world’s literary map, inspiration for the great Australian work strikes. But a manyheaded monster of jealousy, infidelity, illness and alcoholism also rises from the crystal blue waters of their sun-kissed island home.

Award-winning Sue Smith weaves the original writings of two of Australia’s literary icons into a moving relationship drama. She conjures the passion and intensity of the near mythical ‘King and Queen of Hydra’ as they follow their dream, only to end up in a Greek tragedy of their own making.

    Queensland Theatre Premiere

    Cast Includes Anna McGahan, Nathan O’Keefe, Bryan Probets

    Designer Vilma Mattila 

    Lighting Designer Nigel Levings 

    Composer/Sound Designer Quentin Grant 

    Information for Schools

    Accessibility
    Auslan Interpreted Mon 18 Mar, 6.30pm

    Play Briefing 
    Mon 4 Mar, 6pm 
    Bille Brown Theatre

    QT Club 
    Sat 16 Mar, 2pm

    Night with the Artists 
    Mon 18 Mar, 6.30pm

    Hydra has been supported by the Legal Chapter, through the Play Commissioning Fund

    • State Theatre Company South Australia