Hotel Sorrento

By Hannie Rayson | Hit Productions

This award winning play, which inspired the film of the same name, tells the story of three sisters who grew up together in the seaside town Sorrento.

Hilary lives in the family home in Sorrento with her father and 16 year-old son. Pippa, a business woman, is visiting from New York and Meg, a successful writer, returns from England. When the three sisters are reunited after 10 years apart they again feel the constraints of family life. A semi autobiographical book written by middle sister and expat Meg triggers the familial tensions and dramas that eventuate. The play is about family in a literal and metaphorical sense and the importance of blood ties and collective memory, true or false.

Hotel Sorrento was first performed in 1990 by the Playbox Theatre Company and won an AWGIE, NSW Premier’s Literary Award and a Green Room Award. Since then the play has had over 50 productions throughout Australia and overseas (winning critical acclaim on its London debut), and has been translated into French, Japanese and Swedish.

This will represent the 20th anniversary of HIT’s first production of the play. HIT has a great deal of affection for Hotel Sorrento being that it was a production of this play in 1998, directed by David Latham, that launched HIT’s touring arm in 1999.

“This is a real Australian family in a real Australian setting, a gentle psychological thriller that no Australian should miss.” – Adelaide Theatre Guide

“This is an excellent revival of an important play…” – The Age

“Hotel Sorrento is an intimate, lyrical yet at times tense production of this great Australian play…” – ArtsHub

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts, and HIT productions.

Hotel Sorrento is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions. Australia’s Premier Theatre Touring Company.


SCHOOLS: School bookings welcome (via the button below) – suitable for Years 10-12.
Please note new T&C’s on the Performance Booking Form for Schools.
There will be a Teacher Resource Kit available for this show.
There is a 10min audience Q&A immediately after each show with the cast – students are invited to ask questions.
The confirmation of student numbers date for this show is 20 August 2018.

There is a Teacher Resource Kit available for this show – click here to download

School Booking Form

This show is part of our Multi-buy Package


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