Hotel Sorrento by Hannie Rayson

Hotel Sorrento by Hannie Rayson

Hotel Sorrento by Australian playwright Hannie Rayson is a highly commercial and relatable comedy/drama and familial story for a mainstream audience. This award winning play, which inspired the film of the same name, tells the story of three sisters who grew up together in the seaside town Sorrento.

Hilary lives in the family home in Sorrento with her father and 16 year-old son. Pippa, a business woman, is visiting from New York and Meg, a successful writer, returns from England. When the three sisters are reunited after 10 years apart they again feel the constraints of family life.

A semi autobiographical book written by middle sister and expat Meg triggers the familial tensions and dramas that eventuate. The play is about family in a literal and metaphorical sense and the importance of blood ties and collective memory, true or false.

Hotel Sorrento was first performed in 1990 by the Playbox Theatre Company and won 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.

This will represent the 20th anniversary of HIT’s first production of the play. HIT has a great deal of affection for Hotel Sorrento being that it was a production of this play in 1998, directed by David Latham, that launched HIT’s touring arm in 1999.

Pre-order Antipasto Platters
Antipasto Platters

  • $30 Share platter for 2 (including 2 beverages)
  • $18 Share platter for 2 (platter only)
  • $16 Platter for 1 (including 1 beverage)
  • $10 Platter for 1 (platter only)

Why not make your experience complete and enjoy an Antipasto Platter, available at pre-show and interval. Platter with smoked cheddar, gouda cheese, green stuffed olives, char-grilled capsicum, salami and water crackers. (GF and vegetarian options available). Beverage choices: House wine, domestic beers, basic spirits, water or soft drink.

Pre-purchase > Platters only available to pre-order until 12pm on the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend and the date would be the Friday before the event at 12pm.

Please note > You are not able to take food or drink into the auditorium. We do encourage you to come along to the venue 1 hour prior to show time, so that you have plenty of time to enjoy it.  Alternatively, if arriving late, just let our bar staff know that you’d like to pick up the platter from our Interval Drinks table at interval.

Collection > Platters will be available for collection at the Bar.

Buy at the event > Platters will be available to purchase at the event from the bar pre-show and at interval (where applicable).

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Purchase Tickets

29 September, 2018
07:30 pm
MECC Auditorium
$35 Adult
$32 Friend/MECC Card
$32 Concession
$22 Student
$22 Child U12
$32 Group 6+
$2.60 Optional Mailing Fee per transaction
$2.60 Phone Transaction Fee per transaction