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 (2017)
By Tom Wright
13 January 2017 – 28 January 2017 Royal Lyceum Theatre
Adapted from Joan Lindsay's novel
Malthouse Theatre, Black Swan Theatre Company,
Adaptation Theatre Remount Co-Production
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 is a return season of Matthew Lutton's 2016 production.
Production still for "Picnic at Hanging Rock". Nikki Shiels. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan Theatre Company co-presents Picnic at Hanging Rock.