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The Drover's Wife (15)

19 May

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Audio descriptions are available for all showings of this film


  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Friday 13 May (15.40)All tickets £6.50

In 1893, heavily pregnant Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell) and her children struggle to survive the harsh Australian landscape after her husband leaves to drove sheep in the high country. One day, she finds escaped Indigenous Australian convict (Rob Collins) wounded on her property and an unlikely bond begins to form between them.

Meanwhile, new town lawman Nate Clintoff realises that Molly's husband is missing and sends his constable to investigate. A thrilling tale that explores racism and misogyny under colonial rule, and a labour of love for Purcell, who has also adapted Henry Lawson’s short story into a play and a novel.

Powerhouse performances

The Guardian

An exceptionally compelling outback western


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  • Director Leah Purcell
  • Cast Leah Purcell, Sam Reid, Rob Collins
  • Country Australia
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Running Time 1h49m
  • Certificate 15
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