WRITTEN BY BETHANY SIMONS | DIRECTED BY DAVID WICKS
NOMINATED Best New Writing for the Australian Stage
NOMINATED Best Independent Female Performer
2009 GREEN ROOM AWARDS
‘Gilgandra. Flat as a tack, dry as a bone, hot as an oven…’
Inspired by life in regional Australia, The Weather and Your Health is the enchanting story of a woman in a small town whose sunny outlook transcends the ups and downs of life.
Nominated for two Green Room Awards, The Weather and Your Health is a trip down memory lane, painting a touching portrait of country life through one woman’s stories of young love, war-times, local dances and home-made sausage rolls. Put the kettle on, it’s time for some sponge cake!
This play is about country life, as seen through the eyes of Bethany's Nan who spent her formative years in the NSW town of Gilgandra before moving to Dubbo, ‘the big smoke’ (where Bethany herself grew up).
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THE ROAD SO FAR
Though small in scale, The Weather and Your Health has been delighting audiences across the country since 2009. Embraced by people of all ages, from all backgrounds, the play is more than a show - it's a community experience.
The Weather and Your Health debuted at Melbourne's iconic La Mama Theatre in 2009 and has since toured to more than 50 towns across New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.
The 2011 regional Victorian tour of The Weather and Your Health was awarded a 2012 RAVE (Regional Arts Victoria Excellence) Touring Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture in Regional Victoria. This award recognised the touring party's commitment to ground level community engagement on a genuine and honest level. We are grateful to Regional Arts Victoria for this honour.
The Weather and Your Health was published by the Australian Script Centre in February 2012. The play appears on the 2012 VCE Drama Playlist and is available for purchase from the Australian Script Centre's online resource, AustralianPlays.org
Written and Performed by Bethany Simons with Daniel Mottau
Directed by David Wicks
Produced by Bethany Simons and Ryan Barwood