Letters to Lindy

WHEN
Thursday 26 July at 7.30pm
Friday 27 July at 7.30pm
Saturday 28 July at 7.30pm

WHERE
Gasworks Theatre

RUNNING TIME
Approx 130 minutes including interval

POST SHOW EVENT
Q&A with the cast 26 July
Book Signing with Lindy Chamberlain 26 July

WARNINGS
Strong Language, Adult Themes

SUBSCRIPTIONS
Full $30 per show (min 3 shows)
Concession $25 per show (min 3 shows)

SINGLE TICKET PRICES
Full $45
Concession $40
Under 30 $40
Group (6+) $30

FULL 2018 MOVING PARTS SEASON
Parallax
Megan Beckwith MARCH
Elements Collective
APRIL
Hotel Sorrento
by Hannie Rayson MAY-JUNE
Which Way Home
Ilbijerri Theatre Company JUNE
Letters to Lindy
Alana Valentine JULY
Cockfight
The Farm SEPTEMBER

ACCESS
Wheelchair Accessible

Gasworks Arts Park Presents
A Merrigong Theatre Company production
in association with Canberra Theatre Centre

Letters to Lindy

By Alana Valentine

A MOTHER’S LOSS. A NATION’S OBSESSION.

Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls, Head Full of Love) explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.

The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the mob mentality, and a nation’s prejudices laid bare.

Over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report, the public wrote more than 20,000 letters to Lindy Chamberlain. From sympathy to abuse, letters from children and letters from those who have lost a child, these letters traverse the gamut of human response to Lindy’s story.

Letters to Lindy draws on this correspondence, as well as extensive interviews with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton herself, to create an enthralling, moving, and long overdue dialogue between Lindy and the nation.

Directed by Darren Yap and featuring the critically acclaimed performance from Jeanette Cronin as Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, Letters to Lindy provides a deep insight into one of the most compelling legal and human dramas of our times. It paints a singular portrait of the heartbreak, wisdom and resilience of a grieving mother and her 30 year fight for justice.

“…a fascinating collage depicting Australian attitudes to grief, justice, celebrity, and to women who do not conform to expectations… Cronin’s pitch-perfect Lindy… is a warm, earthy, personable focal point in an evening that rises strongly in the final minutes to pay tribute to Chamberlain’s resilience and to the child she lost.” – Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

“Exquisitely touching… Detail upon detail is woven into a finely stitched masterpiece.” – Australian Stage

CREDITS

Writer Alana Valentine
Director Darren Yap
Assistant Director Warwick Doddrell
Designer James Browne
Co-composer/Co-sound Designer Max Lambert and Roger Lock
Lighting Designer (2018) Jasmine Rizk based on original design by Toby Knyvett
Stage Manager Zara Thompson
Tour Production Manager Tim Dennis
Cast Jeanette Cronin, Glenn Hazeldine, Phillip Hinton, Jane Phegan

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