Writer Noëlle Janaczewska
Director Kate Gaul
Performer Jane Phegan
Composer Nate Edmondson
Co-composer and Sound Designer Kaitlyn Crocker
Production Designer Soham Apte
Lighting Designer Becky Russell
Assistant Director Hayden Tonazzi
What’s happening to winter? In hot, bushfire-prone Australia our winters are becoming warmer and shorter. Will climate change eventually erase the season, leaving it to exist only in paintings, fairytales and historical accounts? "The End of Winter" is about loss and resilience. It’s about the places the writer goes in search of the cold weather she loves—places she can reach via public transport and the imagination.
A story of winter written in the heat of summer.
Running Time - 55 minutes without interval
WINNER: BEST ACTOR IN A PRODUCTION - JANE PHEGAN - SYDNEY THEATRE CRITICS AWARDS 2022
SHORTLISTED : NICK ENRIGHT PRIZE FOR PLAYWRIGHTING - NOELLE JANACZEWSKA - NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS
Premiere Season SBW Stables Theatre Feb 2022
National Tour 2023
Adelaide Fringe 2024
The STAGES podcast Episode 268: ‘The End of Winter’ - Anatomy of a Production February 2022.
STAGES chronicle the evolution of the production. Hearing from the creative personnel - performer, director, designers, playwright - over a 4-week period, the podcast explores how they construct this piece for the theatre.
To the uninitiated, it is a fascinating process as disparate parts collaborate under the guidance of director to create the magic of live performance. The deft conjuring of illusion and the seductive pull of storytelling, transport us to other worlds, and enlighten us through evocative text and passionate craft.