Sue Smith's HYDRA Opens in Adelaide
After a successful season at QT’s Bille Brown Theatre in Brisbane, Sue Smith’s Hydra opened at the STCSA’s Dunstan Playhouse last week.
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 many-headed monster of jealousy, infidelity, illness and alcoholism also rises from the crystal blue waters of their sun-kissed island home.
The Courier Mail calls it an instant classic, while GlamAdelaide says it is Quite simply, it is an outstanding piece of writing… If you see one play this year, make it this one.
Hydra closes on May 19, you can buy tickets here.