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a trio of women on a beach looking off into the sunset

HIT Productions and QUT Gardens Theatre present

Hotel Sorrento

Hilary lives in seaside Sorrento in the family home with her father and 16-year-old son. Pippa, a businesswoman, is visiting from New York, and Meg, a successful writer, returns from England with her English husband. Reunited after 10 years in different worlds, the three sisters quickly begin to feel the constraints of family life as Meg's semi-autobiographical novel, recently shortlisted for the Booker prize, triggers family tension bringing old wounds to life.

The play is about family in a literal and metaphorical sense and the importance of blood ties and collective memory, true or false.

A powerful Australian play that begins as a comedy about national identity and develops into a familiar drama of great poignancy and reverberation.


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