What is your favourite line in the script?
There are so many good ones! I really enjoy ‘it’s too rude’ said by Edith who was ‘not in line when charm was being distributed’. I love all of the beautiful descriptive language;
She wants to see the balancing boulders
Smoothed by time
Caught in the moment
Between liquid and dust
How does it feel to perform a quintessentially Australian work in a British context?
I think the play captures the Australian natural landscape battling with traditional British ideas of civilisation, so I already think it has a British context in that way.
In the industry today, what inspires you?
So many things. Mostly just when I see a show that really hits me. But also, people. Everyone working on Picnic is inspiring; hard working, wonderful creative minds, exceptionally talented, smart and supportive and caring of both the show and of each other.
What do you think happened at Hanging Rock?
A part of me really enjoys the alien abduction theory... But I think that in our story—the land reclaims them.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Pia Johnson