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Must-See Events for Colleen McCullough Fans in August

Calling all Colleen McCullough fans – Join us in Penrith this August to celebrate a brand new adaptation of the beloved Australian novel, Tim and a screening of the classic 1979 film starring Mel Gibson.

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Colleen McCullough’s gripping novel comes to life on stage in an all-new Australian play adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry (Boy Swallows Universe, There’s a Sea in My Bedroom).

Tim is a beautiful young man with a disability. Mary is a successful mid-50s business executive with a belief she can live a happy and comfortable solitary existence without friendship or love. Drawn to each other from their first meeting, Mary hires Tim as a gardener. But as the two enjoy a growing friendship, suspicion about Mary’s motivation arises in the minds of those who wish to protect Tim.

Featuring an all-star Australian cast including Ben Goss (Tim Melville), Jeanette Cronin (Mary Horton), Valerie Bader (Joy Melville and Emily Parker), Andrew McFarlane (Ron Melville and Harry), Julia Roberston (Dee Melvill) and Akkshey Caplash (Jim, Nate and Raj), Tim is filled with love, loss and acceptance and explores the importance of embracing differences, opening oneself to the fullness of life, and the opportunities it has to offer.

Suitable for ages 14+

Dates & Times:
Friday 11 August at 7:30pm
Saturday 12 August at 2pm & 7:30pm

Standard $55, Concession $50, Senior (Matinee Only) $40

90 minutes (No interval)


Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street, Penrith (Click here for a map)

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To celebrate Tim coming to life on stage at The Joan, 11 – 12 August, our friends at Penrith City Library are hosting a special pre-season screening of the multi award-winning 1979 film.

Directed by Michael Pate and starring Mel Gibson and Piper Laurie, this event will refamiliarise you with the beloved Australian classic before you see the play.

Popcorn and snacks will be provided and all attendees will receive an exclusive promo code for discounted tickets to see Tim at The Joan. Limited tickets available – we recommend you book early to avoid the disappointment of missing out on this pre-season event!

Date & Time:
Tuesday 8 August at 12:30pm

Free, bookings essential

PG – Parental Guidance Recommended (The content is mild in impact)

2 hours (No interval)

Penrith City Library, 601 High Street, Penrith (Click here for a map)

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