Travelling North is the story of a man's struggle to retain his dignity in the face of adversity and of his relationships with those around him. The narrative, with its King Lear overtones, revolves around Frank, a crotchety old man who nevertheless has an unending zest and passion for life, and his companion Frances. As events unfold, she watches helplessly as Frank attempts to come to terms with the complexity of his personality and his strong desire to live his remaining days to the fullest.
First produced at the Nimrod Theatre, Sydney, 22 August 1979. Director: John Bell. Also performed during the 1980 Festival of Perth at The Playhouse Theatre.
Sydney Theatre Company performance : 9 January - 22 March 2014 with Greta Scacchi and Brian Brown as the lead characters.