Parramatta Girls

By Alana Valentine


18 May – 11 June 2011



“Intense, confronting, funny, and moving … miss this at your peril!”  Oz Baby Boomers

“A revival worth doing … marvellous moments of heart-rending poignancy” The Daily Telegraph

“A worthy revival and a very strong production”  Crikey



We’ve got something in common, ladies.
Something in common and we’re gonna share it today

A group of women, former inmates of the notorious Parramatta Girls Home, reunite four decades later to face the demons of their shared experiences.  Through action that shifts between past and present, we grow to know these tough, resilient women and to admire the courage and humour that helped them survive.

Based on real testimonies, award-winning playwright Alana Valentine tells an important contemporary Australian story, exploring the effects of institutionalization on vulnerable teenagers, and exposing the abuse and neglect these women endured as punishment for not conforming to society’s expectations.

Parramatta Girls is a moving portrait of hope and survival.

“A humorous, tragic yet ultimately uplifting play” – Australian Stage

Director   Annette Rowlison |  Set Designer  Adam Chantler |  Lighting Designer  Casey Moon-Watton |  Costume Designer  Elizabeth Franklin |  Sound Composer  George Cartledge |  Stage Manager  Jen Carmody |  Production Manager  Leigh Scanlon |  Assistant Stage Manager  Kai Johnston-Anderson

Cast  Di Adams, Kylie Coolwell, Elaine Crombie, Christine Greenough, Amanda Marsden, Kym Parrish, Abi Rayment and Sandy Velini

Wed – Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm

Full $28  |  Concession $22  |  Group $22 (10+)  |  Education School Groups $17 (10+)  |  Preview Tuesday 17 May $10  |
“Pay What You Can” Sunday 22 May @ 5pm  | Student Rush $17 

2 hours and 30 minutes including interval

By arrangement with RGM Associates


Photos © Bob Seary

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