July 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – July 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The Hatpin
Parade College Bundoora
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Friday 6th JulySaturday 7th JulyFriday 13th July, Saturday 14th July 7:30pm
Sunday 8th July 5:00pm
Concession $28, Adult $32
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.

Agatha: Bianca Payne
Charles: Dale Gibson
Clara: Aimee John
Harriet: Jacqui Moore
Amber: Amy Elliott