March 17, 2018 – March 18, 2018 all-day
Production Team
Director: Dean Mitrousis
Music Director: Nicholas La Mattina
Choreographer: Keir Jasper
Production Dates: July 6 – 14, 2018 at Rivergum Theatre, Parade College
All information available at www.waterdale.org.au/hatpin 
THE HATPIN is inspired by the true story of Amber Murray who in 1892 gave up her son to the Makin family in Sydney, Australia.

THE HATPIN tells story of a single mother, Amber Murray, who advertised her baby in a newspaper trading column in the hope of saving his life…and ended up embroiled in one of the most captivating, moving and exciting criminal trials in Australian history. Using the moral support she gains from her friendship with the free spirited Harriet Piper, Amber fights the injustices of circumstance and tragedy to find hope and strength.

A moving and hopeful story about friendship and courage. Dealing with motherhood, poverty and the resilience of women thriving under extraordinary pressures, this show looks at the public’s judgment of private choice, the power of self-liberty and the notion of “care”.

This case of Amber Murray vs. The Makins was influential in bringing about awareness in society of the need for welfare for single-mothers and the demand for a review of the Australian Child Protection Act. 

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Auditions held at Parade College, 1436 Plenty Rd, Bundoora on the 17th & 18th of March.
Auditions are 10 minutes in duration.
Each auditionee is required to attend the Movement audition on the 18th of March at 2:00pm.
For Character Listing, further audition requirements and bookings, please visit our website https://www.waterdale.org.au/hatpin