Multi-Award-Winning Drama ‘Hell’s Canyon’ to Set Stage in Ararat

Multi-Award-Winning Drama 'Hell's Canyon' to Set the Stage in Ararat

After wowing audiences with a near sell-out show, Ararat Town Hall continues its triumphant return by bringing the multi award­­-winning play Hell’s Canyon to the stage.
Hell’s Canyon is an evocative Australian drama that tells the story of the journey of Caitlin and Oscar, two teenagers who find the need to escape the world around them by running away together.
Following sold-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney, audiences in Ararat will get the chance to experience a compelling performance full of quick-witted dialogue that juxtaposes the tension and humour of two young people overcoming adult problems while growing up in outback Australia.
Mayor Jo Armstrong emphasised that having a strong pipeline of performances at Town Hall meant there was something for everyone who wanted to experience art and culture in Ararat.
“We’re so fortunate to have a world-class venue in Ararat, where artists are lining up to come and perform,” Cr Armstrong said.
“Seated indoor venues are now at 100 per cent capacity, meaning we can get back to enjoying theatre, comedy and live music at Ararat Town Hall.
“Tickets have just gone on sale for our second major post-COVID show. Last week, we catered to little kids and big kids and alike with the hilarious Splash Test Dummies — the next performance is targeted at a more mature audience appealing to teenagers and adults.
“Our local schools offer a fantastic curriculum of arts and culture­; this is a great chance for students to see an award-winning and thought-provoking show written by a major up and coming Australian playwright.
“I have no doubt that the story and themes in Hell’s Canyon will ring true with the audience. Regardless of age, everyone has challenging moments; struggling through them together, and coming out stronger is a part of living.
Actors, Freya Patience as Caitlin and Benjamin Nichol as Oscar will star in Hell’s Canyon at the Ararat Town Hall on Thursday 13 May. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with playwright Emily Sheehan.
Special pricing is available for student group bookings, with tickets priced at $12 per student. To book tickets, visit
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