Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay and Tom Wright
Thursday 30 November, 7.30pm Guest Night for Members and Supporters
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Monday 4 December, 7.30pm Post Show Q&A
Thursday 7 December, 7.30pm Captioned Performance
As Picnic at Hanging Rock is set in Australia, we would like to make the following Acknowledgement of Country: Along with Reconciliation Australia, RADA acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.
A journey into timeless, unusual and ancient places as five performers retell the story of three schoolgirls, who disappeared in the Australian Wilderness. They were last seen in 1900 on a picnic expedition to the remote edifice known as Hanging Rock.
Tom Wright adapts Joan Lindsay’s chilling cult classic, here produced in a visceral promenade production where performers intermingle with audience, and the shocks and horror of the novel are brought to life. An immersive reckoning between colonial civilisation and the ancient Australia it tried to ignore.
This show will be performed in promenade with audiences standing. If you require a chair for this production, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actors may interact with members of the audience.
Haze, strobe lighting, mentions of suicide, mentions of sexual assault, mild violence, racism and colonialism.
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