Picnic At Hanging Rock (2016)

Production still for "Picnic at Hanging Rock". L-R: Arielle Gray, Nikki Shiels, Amber McMahon, Elizabeth Nabben, Harriet Gordon-Anderson. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Picnic At Hanging Rock (2016)

By Tom Wright

26 February 2016 – 20 March 2016 Merlyn Theatre

Adapted from Joan Lindsay's novel

Malthouse Theatre, Black Swan Theatre Company,

New Adaptation Theatre World Premiere

On a summer’s day in 1900, during a trip to a volcanic beauty spot in rural Victoria, three schoolgirls and their teacher inexplicably vanish, never to be seen again. Giving a contemporary spin to Joan Lindsay’s cult 1967 book, this production features five female narrators whose efforts at reconstructing the mystery are overtaken by primal forces. Amid looming hysteria, their story twists and distorts, guiding us from civilisation and order to somewhere hostile, vast and unknown.

This production subsequently toured to Black Swan's Heath Ledger Theatre in Perth, 1-17 April.

 

★★★★★
"AN EXPERIENCE DESIGNED TO BEGUILE"
— Herald Scotland
Production still for "Picnic at Hanging Rock". Nikki Shiels. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Picnic at Hanging Rock". L-R: Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Amber McMahon. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "Picnic at Hanging Rock".  Arielle Gray. Photographer: Pia Johnson
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Production still for "Picnic at Hanging Rock". Nikki Shiels. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Picnic at Hanging Rock". L-R: Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Amber McMahon. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "Picnic at Hanging Rock". Arielle Gray. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Creatives

Ash Gibson Greig

Ash Gibson Greig

Composer

Zoe Atkinson

Zoe Atkinson

Set Designer, Costume Designer

Tom Wright

Tom Wright

Adaptor

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

David Franzke

David Franzke

Sound Designer

Matthew Lutton

Matthew Lutton

Director

Joan Lindsay

Joan Lindsay

Writer

Tia Clark

Tia Clark

Stage Manager

Lyndie  Li Wan Po

Lyndie Li Wan Po

Assistant Stage Manager

Production Program