Sydney Theatre Company presents David Williamson's Travelling North.

Set in the early 1970s, the play tells the story of Frank, a grumpy old bugger for whom Frances has inexplicably fallen. He spirits her away up North from chilly Melbourne, seeking warmer climes and a change in lifestyle, to the horror and inconvenience of their children. Before long, Frank is beset with a failing heart, while Frances' daughters demand her return, if only to care for their ever-growing broods.

Sydney Theatre Company’s opening production for 2014 pairs Bryan Brown and Greta Scacchi in David Williamson’s classic ‘twilight love affair’, Travelling North, directed by STC’s Artistic Director, Andrew Upton, at Wharf 1 from 9 January.

The cast also includes Harriet Dyer (STC’s Machinal, 2013); Russell Kiefel (STC’s Our Town, 2010); Emily Russell (former member of the STC Actors Company and last seen at STC in Long Day’s Journey into Night, 2010); Andrew Tighe (STC’s Uncle Vanya, 2010); and Sara West, making her STC debut.

9 January – 22 March 2014. Opening Night: Tuesday 14 January, 8pm

Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company, The Wharf, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Box Office: 02 9250 1777. Tickets: $55 – $95 (fees apply)