THE LIGHTHOUSE GIRL by Hellie Turner, based on the novels by Dianne Wolfer

THE LIGHTHOUSE GIRL by Hellie Turner, based on the novels by Dianne Wolfer from Black Swan State Theatre Company

By: Black Swan State Theatre Company  31-Oct-2016
Keywords: Art, Theatre, Performance

Black Swan State Theatre Company Presents THE LIGHTHOUSE GIRL by Hellie Turner, based on the novels by Dianne Wolfer DATES: 28 April to 14 May 2017 VENUE: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA Suitable for families and ages 10+ “The Expeditionary Force is on its way! I spent the whole time waving and wondering if Charlie could see me from his ship.” Fay A courageous story that inspired the roaming spectacular of The Giants. Fay, a sweet young girl, lives an isolated life with her lighthouse keeper father on the bleak, windswept Breaksea Island in the Great Southern region of WA. With the outbreak of war in 1914, Fay finds purpose in transcribing Morse code messages from soldiers stationed off shore, becoming their last hope of getting messages to their loved ones before heading to the front line. On the other side of the country in rural Victoria, Charlie and his best mate Jim abandon the outback for the excitement and adventure of seeing the world. As soldiers in the Light Horse Brigade, they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline. This gentle play entwines the lives of Fay and Charlie and brings to life the stories of those left at home during the war waiting, wondering, hoping… and the struggles of the young men who valiantly enlisted to help defend their country. Based on Albany author Dianne Wolfer’s wonderful novels Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, this evocatively written play embodies a powerful and truthful sense of a pivotal time in Australia’s development as a nation. The world premiere of The Lighthouse Girl will take place in Albany (21 to 22 April), the birthplace of the ANZAC story, before its season in Perth. WORLD PREMIERE A Rio Tinto Black Swan co-commission, in association with the Albany Entertainment Centre A Black Swan Lab production CAST INCLUDES Daisy Coyle, Benj D'Addario, Murray Dowsett, Will McNeill, Giuseppe Rotondella, Alex Malone, Nick Maclaine DIRECTOR Stuart Halusz SET DESIGNER Lawrie Cullen-Tait COSTUME DESIGNER Lynn Ferguson LIGHTING DESIGNER Joe Lui SOUND DESIGNER Brett Smith Prices: $34.00 to $54.00 Book via Ticketek 1300 795 012 http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=LIGHTHOU17 Groups 8+ 1300 364 001 http://www.bsstc.com.au/season-2017/the-lighthouse-girl/ https://www.facebook.com/BlackSwanStateTheatreCompany?_rdr https://twitter.com/blackswanstc https://instagram.com/blackswanstc/ https://vimeo.com/blackswanstc

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