Cloudstreet! Dates & Venue
Cloudstreet! World Premiere

12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 May 7.30pm
14 May 3.00pm
Her Majesty’s Theatre


Composer – George Palmer
Conductor – Timothy Sexton
Director – Gale Edwards
Set Designer – Victoria Lamb
Costume Designer – Ailsa Paterson
Lighting Designer – Nigel Levings
Video Designer – Craig Williams
Assistant Director – Velalien
Movement Coach/Cultural Liaison – Nikki Ashby
Repetiteurs –  Andrew Georg & Mark Sandon
Orchestration Assistant – Andrew Georg

Lester Lamb
– Pelham Andrews
Oriel Lamb – Antoinette Halloran
Quick Lamb – Nicholas Cannon
Fish Lamb – Nicholas Jones
Hattie Lamb/Alma/Mrs Clay – Kristen Hardy
Elaine Lamb/Darlene – Karina Jay
Red/ Merle – Courtney Turner
Lon Lamb – Ben Francis
Sam Pickles – Barry Ryan
Dolly Pickles – Joanna McWaters
Rose Pickles – Desiree Frahn
Ted Pickles – Hew Wagner
Chub Pickles – Beau Sandford
Bob Crab – Don Bemrose
The pilot / Gerry Clay / Toby – Jeremy Kleeman
Spirit Girls – Lilla Berry, Natasha Wanganeen, Kirsty Williams


Sung in English.

Running Time: Approximately three hours (including a 20-minute interval)

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Cloudstreet Musical excerpts released

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WATCH Cloudstreet! Director Gale Edwards tells us what to expect from this world premiere!

Cloudstreet First an iconic novel by Tim Winton, adapted into a brilliantly successful play, followed by a critically acclaimed television miniseries. Now it receives the operatic treatment it truly deserves in this world premiere season of Cloudstreet George Palmer’s evocative harmonies and achingly beautiful melodies make this the theatre event of the year. After a four year development, this musical treatment of the story finally gets its chance to fly on the mainstage. Internationally renowned director Gale Edwards places her unmistakeable stamp on this landmark work. Set in the mid-20th century, Cloudstreet tells the story of two Western Australian families – the Lambs and the Pickles, and the extraordinary events that ultimately bind them together – often hilarious, sometimes harrowing. It is the story of Fish Lamb and the fate that makes him the link between two worlds, and of his brother Quick, and Rose, the girl across the hall. It is a story of love in all its forms, but most of all, it’s about catharsis and redemption.

Cloudstreet will leave you exhilarated. This quintessential Australian story will be the talking point of 2016.

If you loved Little Women, Different Fields and Sunday in the Park with George, you’ll love Cloudstreet!

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Join us in a special panel event to celebrate the premiere work Cloudstreet and find out the process of creating an opera, who is involved and how to get it from ‘Page to Stage’. Guests include Cloudstreet Director Gale Edwards, composer and librettist George Palmer and State Opera SA CEO & Artistic Director, Timothy Sexton.

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Explore the evolution of the artform, from traditional opera to the new premiere work of Cloudstreet. What does this new work mean for the opera world and where is the artform headed? You will find out more about the making of Cloudstreet and what to expect from this exciting premiere work.


State Library’s Hetzel Lecture Theatre, corner of North Terrace & Kintore Avenue