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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Water Falling Down
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'"Water Falling Down" explores the great gulf that can exist between fathers and sons. Dad is in his seventies, gripped by grief for his recently-lost wife and slowly sliding into aphasia, an affliction which causes him to lose the connection between words and their meanings. His son, in his forties, is divorced, disaffected, and unable to relate to his own teenage boy. The two lost souls escape their troubled lives to tour Europe, a place brimming with memories of their dear departed wife and mother. Among the landmarks of the old world and the reminders of times gone by, they'll find a way of reconnecting with each other as the role of parent and caregiver is inevitably handed down.
This witty, whimsical and intimate character study is a brand new Australian work by Mark Swivel, with Andrea Moor in her Queensland Theatre Company directorial debut. Based on Swivel's own life experiences, it explores the love between father and son as deeply as it does a love of words, and the fear of losing them.' (Source: Queensland Theatre Company website)

Production Details

  • Opened at the Queensland Theatre Company in Brisbane on 7 April 2011.

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Works about this Work

'Having to Pour out Love, Often When You Don't Feel It, Is Very Challenging' Marie-Christine Sourris , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 10 April 2011; (p. 12)
An Emotional Father and Son Reunion that Sometimes is at a Loss for Words Bree Hadley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 April 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Water Falling Down Mark Swivel , 2011 single work drama
Father's Lore Jane Scott , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 6 -12 April no. 827 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Water Falling Down Mark Swivel , 2011 single work drama
Boys Face an Uphill Battle James Harper , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 April 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Water Falling Down Mark Swivel , 2011 single work drama
Boys Face an Uphill Battle James Harper , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 April 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Water Falling Down Mark Swivel , 2011 single work drama
Father's Lore Jane Scott , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 6 -12 April no. 827 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Water Falling Down Mark Swivel , 2011 single work drama
An Emotional Father and Son Reunion that Sometimes is at a Loss for Words Bree Hadley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 April 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Water Falling Down Mark Swivel , 2011 single work drama
'Having to Pour out Love, Often When You Don't Feel It, Is Very Challenging' Marie-Christine Sourris , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 10 April 2011; (p. 12)
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