Picnic at Hanging Rock / has haunted the Australian psyche for over a century. One summer’s day in 1900 three schoolgirls and a teacher inexplicably vanished, never to be seen again. The trip was supposed to be a Saint Valentine’s Day treat. They were supposed to be home for dinner.
In Tom Wright’s chilling adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s classic novel, five performers will struggle to solve the mystery of the missing girls and their teacher. Euphoria and terror will reverberate throughout Appleyard College, as the potential for history to repeat itself becomes nightmarishly real.
Picnic at Hanging Rock is a story that defies explanation, a story that / proves that horror is a warm, sunny day.
"THIS RETELLING OF THE JOAN LINDSAY CULT CLASSIC PROVES THE BOOK’S POSTCOLONIAL THEME REMAINS RELEVANT—AND WILL TERRIFY THE PANTS OFF YOU"
"THERE IS LITTLE TO FAULT IN THE PRODUCTION...IT IS A GENUINELY FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE, A RARITY IN THE THEATRE"
"MATTHEW LUTTON AND TOM WRIGHT OFFER A SURREAL AND SUBVERSIVE TAKE ON THIS AUSSIE CLASSIC"
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
A co-production with Black Swan State Theatre Company. Proudly supported by the Art Series Hotel Group.
Presented by Triple R.
Key image: Andrew Gough
Images: Pia Johnson
|A NEW PLAY BY /||
Tom Wright adapted from Joan Lindsay’s novel
|CAST INCLUDES /||
Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Arielle Gray, Amber McMahon, Elizabeth Nabben, Nikki Shiels
|SET & COSTUME DESIGN /||
|LIGHTING DESIGN /||
Ash Gibson Greig
|SOUND DESIGN /||
J. David Franzke
|STAGE MANAGER /||
|ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER /||
Lyndie Li Wan Po
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|PREVIEWS||7.30pm Fri 26 Feb, 7.30pm Sat 27 Feb, 6.30pm Mon 29 Feb, 6.30pm Tue 1 Mar|
|OPENING NIGHT||7.30pm, Wed 2 Mar|
|MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE||5pm, Sat 5 Mar|
|AUDIO DESCRIBED||7.30pm, Thu 17 Mar|
|AUSLAN INTERPRETED||7.30pm, Thu 17 Mar|
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
85 minutes (no interval)
Contains occasional coarse language & horror themes.