PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
ADAPTED BY TOM WRIGHT
FROM THE NOVEL BY JOAN LINDSAY
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2020
DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
A SYDNEY PREMIERE
“Everything begins and ends at exactly the right place and time”
On a blistering summer’s day in 1900, three private school girls and their teacher inexplicably vanished while on a day-trip to Hanging Rock in country Victoria. It was supposed to be a Valentine’s Day treat. They were meant to be home for dinner. They were never seen again.
In this chilling adaptation, five young female performers recount the enduring mystery that has haunted the Australian psyche for over a century and struggle to make sense of what happened. We witness the euphoria and terror which reverberates through the tight-knit rural community as the potential for history to reveal itself becomes frighteningly real.
Fans of Joan Lindsay’s cult classic novel and Peter Weir’s iconic 1975 film will be left breathless and transfixed by a theatrical journey that will plunge us to the depths of our most primal fears.
Tom Wright’s acclaimed adaptation was first seen at Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne in 2016, where it had a sell-out season, before touring to Edinburgh and then London. New Theatre is thrilled to be presenting the Sydney public premiere of this evocative dramatic work.
“A surreal and subversive take on this Aussie classic” Limelight Magazine
Director Sahn Millington
Set Designer Victor Kalka
Lighting Designer Louise Mason
Sound Designer Patrick Howard
Composer Georgia Condon
Assistant Director Caitlin Andrews
Stage Manager Myvanwy Mackenzie
Operator Emma Johnston
dates & times
To be announced
Megan Bennetts, Alice Birbara, Alana Birtles, Audrey Blyde, Sarah Jane Kelly
Concessions, Groups (6+) $30
New Theatre Members $22
School Groups $22 (one teacher free per 10 students)
Previews, Thrifty Thursdays $20
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