Tamworth Theatre Talk: Lens on William Yang

Australian story: Grant Cartwright and Francesca Savige in Thomas Murray & The Upside Down River.

Australian story: Grant Cartwright and Francesca Savige in Thomas Murray & The Upside Down River.

Award-winning photographer, filmmaker and storyteller William Yang heads to Nundle Memorial Hall on Tuesday, March 6 at 7.30pm.

William Yang

William Yang

The production – The Story Only I Can Tell – is the fascinating story of William’s life.

His forebears migrated from China to Australia over 100 years ago  and subsequent generations adapted to Western culture.

William grew up in North Queensland on a tobacco farm, and has made his way in the world as an architect, a playwright, a photographer, a visual artist, a film-maker, and now a story-teller. He has led a varied life, working alongside many of Australia’s best-known artists from all artforms, including Brett Whiteley, Jenny Kee and Patrick White.

He is internationally renowned for his poignant work exploring social diversity, belonging and travel. From behind the camera, William Yang connects with audiences around Australia and the world through his intimate photographs and observations of events and people around him.

From behind the camera, William Yang connects with audiences around Australia and the world...

Tamworth Regional Council’s Entertainment Venues will take this production to Nundle under the Capitol Theatre Presents banner.  it is suitable for audiences 15 years and over.

Also a special treat for theatre goers is Stones Soup & Critical Stages production, Thomas Murray & The Upside Down River by Reg Cribb. 

This edge-of-your-seat epic Australian story addresses love, family secrets and the land.

The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested, and secrets, long buried, are finally awakened.

From the multi-award winning screenwriter of Last Cab to Darwin comes a thrilling new Australian drama, brought to you by the producers and creative team behind Stones in his Pockets including Grant Cartwright in the title role (Barracuda).

This is an Australian story that especially connects and resonates with regional people – a must-see night of thrilling theatre at Capitol Theatre this Saturday night, March 3 at 8pm.

To book your seats, visit entertainmentvenues.com.au, call 6766 2028, or visit the box office at Capitol Theatre and The Big Golden Guitar.