Picnic at Hanging Rock

Having spent time living in Creswick, the birthplace of the Lindsays; perhaps Australia’s best known art family. I discovered that Sir Daryl Lindsay (1889-1976) and Lady Joan Lindsay (1896–1984) ashes are interred in the local cemetery.

Joan Lindsay was the author who wrote Picnic at Hanging Rock which was published in 1967.  The novel was developed in a movie in 1975, directed by Peter Weir.

More than 40 years after the film’s release Tom Wright has adapted the story for the stage.

Directed by Matthew Lutton.  The cast includes Harriett Gordon-Anderson, Arielle Gray, Amber McMahon, Elizabeth Nabben and Nikki Shiels.

Find out if the mystery from Valentine’s Day in 1900 will be solved where three schoolgirls and a teacher vanished.

A co-production presented by the Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company. It’s currently being staged at the Malthouse Theatre until 20 March.

After the Melbourne season, the play will be performed at the State Theatre Centre of WA in Perth from 1 to 17 April.

Images supplied.  Photos by Pia Johnson.

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