Hell's Canyon

by Emily Sheehan directed by Katie Cawthorne


01-11 August 2018

old 505 theatre

12-23 September 2018

la mama theatre



“Sometimes there are things you can’t forget about, even when you try. They just pop into your brain outta nowhere. Walking home, or in line at the canteen, or when we were making out before. It smacks you right in the face. Right outta nowhere. I don’t know what’s so wrong about remembering.” 
– Hell’s Canyon

Caitlin and Oscar used to be mates, but not anymore. These days Caitlin texts boys to meet her in public parks while
Oscar eats his lunch in the teache's staffroom. Today is different though. The unlikely pair share a haunting memory, so
they make a pact to run. To completely disappear. Go full on missing.

Winner of the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights’ Award and shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award, and developed through Playwriting Australia's National Play Festival, Hell’s Canyon is story of friendship, grief, and teenage rebellion.

Cast and creatives

Director - Katie Cawthorne
Playwright - Emily Sheehan
With - Isabelle Ford and Conor Leach
Designer - Tyler Ray Hawkins
Sound Designer - Kimmo Vennonen
Stage Manager and Operator - Laura Barnes
Photography - Ellen Stanistreet

Dates and times:

OLD 505 THEATRE (Sydney)
Season 1-11 August
Times Tue-Sat 8pm
Address 5 Eliza Street Newtown
Bookings www.old505theatre.com
Facebook event click here

LA MAMA (Melbourne)
Season 12-23 September
Times Wed & Fri 6:30pm, Thur & Sat 8:30pm, Sun 4pm
Address Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street Carlton
Bookings www.lamama.com.au
Facebook event: click here

Runtime: 60 minutes no interval

special thanks to

Playwriting Australia
Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation
Arts ACT

rehearsal shots

Featuring Isabelle Ford and Conor Leach. Photography by Jack Dixon-Gunn.