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Colleen McCullough’s TIM


Adult $60
Civic Theatre Subscriber $52
Concession $54
Youth 13-21 $40
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Friday 4 August 2023, 7.30pm


Civic Theatre

375 Hunter Street


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Christine Dunstan Productions presents
Colleen McCullough’s TIM
Adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry

Colleen McCullough’s highly controversial novel, now on stage.

Central to the story is an unorthodox love that develops between Mary, a career driven, mid-50’s business executive and Tim, a handsome 25- year-old labourer with a mild intellectual disability. Tim has grown up in a small but loving working-class family who have tried to shelter him from the cruelness of the world. He is often the brunt of ridicule by those around him, particularly his uncharitable work mates.

What begins as a chance meeting between them, soon develops into a lifechanging relationship for both. Tim’s protective family grapple with a deep suspicion of sexual coercion, a disability system that has failed them and the devastating loss of Tim’s mother.

Whilst Tim’s disability is never labelled in the play, it is a constant, underlying theme, embedded in a story that explores the importance of embracing differences, opening oneself to the fullness of life and the opportunities it has to offer.

Filled with notions of love, loss and acceptance, and set in the modern day, this seminal Australian story has been sensitively adapted for the stage by playwright Tim McGarry (Boy Swallows Universe). Tim’s gripping and controversial storyline catapulted Colleen McCullough to international fame. She remains Australia’s biggest selling author, with over 80 million books sold worldwide.

Running time 90mins no interval
Ages 14+


This production has been supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.
The Creative Development of this play was commissioned and supported byThe Art House Wyong and the Capitol Theatre Tamworth

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