By Noëlle Janaczewska. Directed by Kate Gaul.

Will climate change erase winter leaving it to exist only in fairy tales, paintings, and historical accounts? In hot, bushfire-prone Australia our winters are becoming warmer and shorter. The End of Winter is about loss and resilience. It’s about the places one can search for cold weather —places that can be reached via public transport and the imagination.

This is a new work for the stage that speaks to our current climate crisis.  Written in the wake of the devastation of the 2019 bush fires it asks: What’s happening to winter?

Noëlle Janaczewska is a multi-award-winning Australian writer whose plays, radio scripts, libretti, fiction, and essays have been performed, broadcast and published throughout Australia and overseas.

The themes and ideas contained within The End of Winter lean into the most significant issue of our time – the changing climate and the loss of seasons.

Noëlle’s unfailing ability to ignite universal emotions and laughter in all of us while gloriously revealing her own exquisite uniqueness is one of this piece’s great joys. This is a feminist work, which explores shifting identites – writer, child, carer, lover, explorer.” Kate Gaul

★★★★ ½ “It’s a bravura performance from Jane Phegan… As crisp and clear as a frosty night, it is a theatrical experience of bone-warming depth and of hope.” Reviews by Judith


Join us after the performance for a discussion with prominent local community members who devote their time to our local ecology and caring for country. Addressing the themes of ‘End of Winter’, climate change, colonisation, feminism, identity and belonging.

Audience participation and questions are very welcome.

Siren Theatre Company, Critical Stages Touring & JMT Touring Presents

The End of Winter


Thursday 28 September



Ticket Prices:

Special Spring Offer: 2 for 1 deal

Members + friend: $30

Adult + friend: $35

Conc + friend: $32

U30 + friend: $20


55 min no interval

Audience Warnings:

Use of haze

Adult but suitable for ages 13+

Q&A after the performance

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