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Letters to Lindy

Drama

Presented by ArtbackNT and Araluen Arts Centre
A Merrigong Theatre Company production in association with Canberra Theatre Centre
Written by Alana Valentine

A mother’s loss. A nation’s obsession.

“Exquisitely touching… Detail upon detail is woven into a finely stitched masterpiece.”
                                 Australian Stage

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.

Credits
Director: Darren Yap
Designer: James Browne
Co-Composer / Co-Sound Designer: Max Lambert and Roger Lock
Lighting Designer: Toby Knyvett
Cast Includes Jeanette Cronin


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. 

Gallery 

Photo by AP via AAP.

Dates 

24 August 2018

Times 

Friday 24 August, 8:00pm

Duration
130 minutes (including interval)

Prices 

Adults 
$49.00

Concession 
$45.00

Members 
$42.00

Genre 

Drama

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

PG - Recommended for ages 13+
Contains strong language and adult themes.

 

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. All ticket prices include GST.

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