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2 Aug 2023 Showing at The Art House Theatre

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The Art House Presents

Colleen McCullough’s 
Adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry

Tim is a new Australian play based on the novel of the same title by Colleen McCullough. 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, There’s A Sea in My Bedroom).

Central to the story is an unorthodox love that develops between Mary, a career driven business executive in her mid-50s, 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 life-changing 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, 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.

Directed by award-winning director Darren Yap (Diving for Pearls, Miracle City, Letters to Lindy), Tim’s gripping and controversial storyline catapulted Colleen McCullough to international fame. She remains Australia’s highest selling author, with over 80 million books sold worldwide.

TIM is Produced by Christine Dunstan Productions.


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 by The Art House Wyong and the Capitol Theatre Tamworth

Cast & Creatives

Written by Colleen McCullough

Adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry

Director Darren Yap

Set Design James Browne

Costume Design Lucy M Scott

Lighting Design Benjamin Brockman

Producer Christine Dunstan Productions

Movement Director Nigel Poulton

Associate Producer Vanessa Wright, Red Line Productions

Cast in alphabetical order: Valerie Bader, Akkshey Caplash, Jeanette Cronin, Ben Goss, Andrew McFarlane and Julia Robertson.


The Art House Theatre


Wed 02 Aug 2023 - 7:30PM

Important Information

Duration: 90 minutes no interval
Warning: Some coarse language and sexual references
Recommended age: 14+


Adult: $42.00
Concession: $38.00
Encore Members: $35.00
Under 30: $25.00
School Groups: $20.00

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