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09 November 2023

A Better Tomorrow by David Atfield

New Work Play Reading


A World War 2 love story with a 'queer' bent.

In A Better Tomorrow, leading ACT-based LGBTQIA+ playwright David Atfield with a bold young cast explores forbidden history in a romantic thought-provoking tale of same-sex love blossoming during the horrors of WW2. Two Australian airmen are tasked with bombing Germany, while, on the ground, two German women try to survive a collapsing nation. In the stress of war the two couples find love, grappling with moral struggles personal and social. When British Bomber Command orders a raid on Würzburg, in the dying days of the war the four characters are brought together in a catastrophic way that will change all their lives.

A Better Tomorrow was shortlisted for the Rodney Seaborn Award in 2022.

Merryn Byrne, Hannah Cotton, Lachlan Houen, Shae Kelly
Directed by David Atfield

Street Two | Unreserved | Duration 120 minutes including interval
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More information

The Street Presents
A Better Tomorrow 
by David Atfield 
New Work Play Reading

Thursday 9 November, 7pm

Tickets: This is a free event but bookings are essential


A CBR SpringOUT Festival - PRIDE in the CAPITAL Event  

A Better Tomorrow was developed with support from the ACT Government through artsACT

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15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

Directions & Map

Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm


Also opens

1.5 hours prior

to performance.


02 6247 1223
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