Avalanche: A Love Story
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Avalanche: A Love Story

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About the event

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 Avalanche: A Love Story, inspired by the writer Julia Leigh’s own personal memoir. This international co-production with the Barbican Theatre was praised as 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.

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.

"a must-hear story for our times”


“capacity for emotional directness and a fierce, uncensored honesty”