One Night the Moon

Production still for "One Night the Moon". L-R: Natalie O'Donnell, Ursula Yovich. Photographer: Jeff Busby

One Night the Moon

By John Romeril

11 September 2009 – 03 October 2009 Merlyn Theatre

Adapted from an original film by Kev Carmody, Mairead Hannan, Paul Kelly, Rachel erkins & John Romeril

Malthouse Theatre,

New Adaptation Theatre Musical

One evening in 1932 a young girl climbed from the window of her outback home and wandered off in search of the moon. Her grief-stricken parents searched the landscape in vain, but small-minded bigotry kept them from turning to the one man who could retrace the footsteps of this child, snatched up by the night. Adapted from an original film of the same name.

 

"ROMERIL'S PROCESS IS TO BEGIN WITH AN INTENSE AWARENESS THAT IN THEATRE THE WORD IS MADE FLESH, AND OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES THIS GIVES RISE TO ... A POWERFUL TRADITIONAL WORK ETHIC OPERATES HERE, WHATEVER ELSE IS UNCONVENTIONAL."

— The Australian

Production still for "One Night the Moon". Mark Seymour. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "One Night the Moon". Kirk Page. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "One Night the Moon". L-R: Kirk Page, Natalie O'Donnell. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "One Night the Moon". L-R: Ursula Yovich, Kirk Page. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "One Night the Moon". Mark Seymour. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "One Night the Moon". Mark Seymour. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "One Night the Moon". Kirk Page. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "One Night the Moon". L-R: Kirk Page, Natalie O'Donnell. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "One Night the Moon". L-R: Ursula Yovich, Kirk Page. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "One Night the Moon". Mark Seymour. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Cast

Ursula Yovich

Ursula Yovich

Performer

Natalie O'Donnell

Natalie O'Donnell

Performer

Kirk Page

Kirk Page

Performer

Mark Seymour

Mark Seymour

Performer

Creatives

John Romeril

John Romeril

Adaptor

Wesley Enoch

Wesley Enoch

Director

Kevin Carmody

Kevin Carmody

Composer

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Composer

Maryanne Lynch

Maryanne Lynch

Dramaturg

Niklas Pajanti

Niklas Pajanti

Lighting Designer

Kelly Ryall

Kelly Ryall

Sound Designer

Mairead Hannan

Mairead Hannan

Composer, Musical Director, Musician

Anna Cordingley

Anna Cordingley

Set Designer, Costume Designer

Simon Bowland

Assistant Designer

Claire Bourke

Claire Bourke

Stage Manager

Ben Hendry

Ben Hendry

Musician

Deirdre Hannan

Deirdre Hannan

Musician

Nick Tsiavos

Nick Tsiavos

Musician

Blair Hart

Blair Hart

Assistant Stage Manager

Ryan Paine

Head Mechanist

Brook Andrew

Brook Andrew

Visual Artist

Dave Jones

Animator

Ray Marks

Consultant

Acknowledgements

Malthouse Theatre's Indigenous Theatre Program is made possible with the generous support of The Poola Foundation (Tom Kantor Fun).