Centacare is bringing the play, Out of the Blue, to town for a regional tour of South Australia next month.

Out of the Blue tells the story of a group of men who get together at the local footy club to pay tribute to a mate they have lost to suicide.

Reflecting the harshness of life in the bush, the story is relevant to men everywhere – and their partners.

Written by Stig Wemyss, the production is the work of widely-acclaimed HealthPlay, set up by Alan Hopgood AM more than 20 years ago to bring challenging health issues to the public through comedy and drama.

Out of the Blue is being presented as part of Centacare’s Drought Assistance Program which provides mental health and counselling support to drought-affected communities.

The play is suitable for adults, and children aged 15 years and over. A crèche will be provided at each venue.

The tour dates are:

  • Sunday, April 3

Tailem Bend Town Hall, Railway Tce, Tailem Bend.

Free sausage sizzle at 5.30pm

Performance at 6pm


  • Monday, April 4

Meningie Area School Hall, 1 North Tce, Meningie

Free sausage sizzle at 6.30pm

Performance at 7pm


  • Tuesday April 5

Tintinara Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, Becker Tce, Tintinara

Free sausage sizzle at 5pm

Performance at 5.30pm


  • Wednesday, April 6

Meadows Memorial Hall, Mawson Rd, Meadows

Free sausage sizzle at 6.30pm
Performance at 7pm


  • Thursday, April 7

Mt Barker Town Hall, Stephen St, Mt Barker

Free light lunch from 12pm