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An Australian classic about family, country and betrayal

Hannie Rayson's award-winning play, Hotel Sorrento, which inspired the 1995 film of the same name, is Harbour Theatre's final production of their stellar 2018 season. The strictly limited season will run from Friday 7th to Sunday 16th December 2018. Tickets are now on sale.

Hotel Sorrento was first performed in 1990 by the Playbox Theatre Company at the Malthouse Theatre, winning an AWGIE, NSW Premier's Literary Award and a Green Room Award. Since then, the play has had over 50 productions throughout Australia and overseas (winning critical acclaim on its London debut), and has been translated into French, Japanese and Swedish.


In Hotel Sorrento, Hannie Rayson reaches into the heart of family relationships to reveal, gradually, the multiplicity of factors that both bring family members together and drive them apart.


Meg left seaside Sorrento and made a new life for herself in England. She wrote a successful, Booker-nominated novel based on her life in Australia. However, upon her return home, she discovers that her aggrieved sisters, Pippa and Hilary, believe the novel is actually their life story, with only the names changed.

Privacy, memory, notions of loyalty and contested versions of who has the right to 'own' shared histories become paramount in this dramatic familial tale.


Hotel Sorrento is directed by Thomas Dimmick who, despite being only 25 years of age, is no stranger to theatre. Since moving to WA in 2008, Thomas has created his own theatre company, worked extensively in the student theatre scene at Murdoch University as well as being involved with various community theatres around Perth.

Drawing on his own family experiences, Thomas has gathered a very talented cast to portray the roles that will demand much of the actors to retain the authenticity of the production. Using a combination of lighting and sound to bring the many and various locations to life, Thomas feels that the talent of the actors coupled with Hannie Rayson's strong script will result in a truly special production.

Featuring Rosalyn Anderson, Rachel Bartlett, Sjaan Lucas, Rex Gray, Felix Malcolm, Robert Jackson, Sally Boteler and Benn Rayner.


Hotel Sorrento comes to Harbour Theatre, Camelot 16 Lochee St Mosman Park WA 6012 from 7 to 16 December. Choose from the following session times:

  • December 7th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th 15th @ 7.30pm

  • Matinees December 9th & 16th @ 2.00pm

    Doors open 45 minutes prior to show start time.

    Tickets are priced as follows: $25.50 Full, $23.50 Conc, $20.50 Student, Groups (10 or more) $20 each

    Secure your tickets today through TAZ Tix 9255 3336 or Book Online Here.

    For more information on this exciting theatre production, please visit


    About Hannie Rayson

    Rayson has been awarded two Australian Writers' Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier's Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier's Literary Award as well as the Age Performing Arts Award and The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award. She made playwriting history when Life After George was the first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Award.

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    When: December 7th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th 15th @ 7.30pm Matinees December 9th & 16th @ 2.00pm
    Where: Harbour Theatre, Camelot 16 Lochee St MOSMAN PARK WA 6012
    Cost: $25.50 / $23.50 / $20.50
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