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Letters to Lindy


Venue

Lennox Theatre

Dates

12 July - 14 July 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside Theatres presents
A Merringong Theatre Company production in association with Canberra Theatre Centre
LETTERS TO LINDY

Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls, Head Full of Love) explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.

The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the mob mentality, and a nation’s prejudices laid bare. Over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report, the public wrote more than 20,000 letters to Lindy Chamberlain. From sympathy to abuse, letters from children and letters from those who have lost a child, these letters traverse the gamut of human response to Lindy’s story. Letters to Lindy draws on this correspondence, as well as extensive interviews with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton herself, to create an enthralling, moving, and long overdue dialogue between Lindy and the nation.

Directed by Darren Yap and featuring the critically acclaimed performance from Jeanette Cronin as Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, Letters to Lindy provides a deep insight into one of the most compelling legal and human dramas of our times. It paints a singular portrait of the heartbreak, wisdom and resilience of a grieving mother and her 30 year fight for justice.

Dates & Times:
Thursday 12 July at 7.30pm (Opening Night)
Friday 13 July at 7.30pm
Saturday 14 July at 2.15pm (Auslan Interpreted)
Saturday 14 July at 7.30pm

Please note this production contains adult themes and coarse language.

Written by Alana Valentine Director Darren Yap Designer James Browne Co-Composer / Co-Sound Designer Max Lambert and Roger Lock Lighting Designer Toby Knyvett Cast Includes Jeanette Cronin

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Duration

2 hours 10 mins (includes a 20minute interval)

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30 Club

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