Meet Ray Brink. The Australian Everyman. Young, strong, in love, full of dreams, big drinker…
A Champion. Now meet him thirty years later. Estranged from his wife and kids, on the edge of losing his jobs, only one real mate in the world… six months to live.

But Ray has another chance. Despite the diagnosis of a terminal heart condition, he miraculously becomes a minor celebrity in the world of advertising sales. This leads him on a roller coaster ride to possible redemption from the dark secret lying at the core of his unhappy life.


Sibylla Budd
Russell Dykstra
Anni Finsterer
Alan Flower
Damon Gameau
Russell Kiefel
Alyssa McClelland


By Steve Rodgers based on an original script by Justin Monjo
and Richard Roxburgh
Directed by Richard Roxburgh
Set Designer Ralph Myers
Costume Designer Tess Schofield
Lighting Designer Mark Truebridge
Composer and Musician Alan John
Sound Designer Basil Hogios


The result is the remarkable Ray’s Tempest, a sprawling yet succinct, meaty, poetic, funny-sad, tragic-trite story of one man’s attempt to retrieve piece of mind and reconciliation from the self-inflicted dross of his life

Sunday Telegraph

Richard Roxburgh conjures up an awe-struck semblance of backyard Australia, a place where love and loss are sharply felt and where the ordinary and everyday glow with a subtle magic.

The Sun-Herald