Thomas Jenkis was born on the Island. In and out of jail for petty crime, he eventually finds himself on the streets of the mainland. Seven years later, he returns to the Island to celebrate his 21st birthday, reacquainting himself with the people from his past. Goin’ to the Island is a contemporary tale that mixes modern life with traditional stories, new songs and old.
Goin’ to the Island premiered at the Merivale Street Studio, Brisbane in 1999, and was nominated for an AWGIE Award.
"Therese Collie’s script tells the tale clearly and concisely, with believable dialogue and characterisation, drawing effectively on local oral histories. Interracial issues are handled sensitively and in a non-confrontational way."
— Stage Diary, 2001
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