MERRIGONG THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES
THE NATIONAL TOUR OF
LETTERS TO LINDY

Following its critically acclaimed world premiere seasons in 2016, Merrigong Theatre Company is proud to announce the national tour of Letters to Lindy by award-winning playwright, Alana Valentine (Dead Man Brake, Head Full of Love, Parramatta Girls).

Commencing on 22 June at Illawarra Performing Arts Centre in Wollongong, the tour will head to 21 venues across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Northern Territory.

Commissioned and produced by Merrigong Theatre Company, the touring production will feature the original cast of Jeanette Cronin (TV’s Crownies, Janet King and Rake) as Lindy Chamberlain, alongside Glenn Hazeldine, Phillip Hinton and Jane Phegan, and is skillfully directed by Darren Yap (Ladies Day, Miracle City).

HERO_Letters to Lindy_Sepia

Lindy Chamberlain

The story of Lindy Chamberlain 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. Based on actual letters received by Lindy Chamberlain from members of the public, Letters to Lindy is touching, authentic and 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.

Merrigong Theatre Company Artistic Director and CEO, Simon Hinton, said “Merrigong is particularly proud of the work we have produced in Letters to Lindy, a part of our continued focus on producing and presenting new Australian work. The story of Lindy Chamberlain is an iconic and important one for all Australians, so we are thrilled to be able to tour it to such a wide audience across the country.”


LETTERS TO LINDY 
NATIONAL TOUR:

VENUEDATESTICKETS
NSW
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong22nd-23rd Junehttp://merrigong.com.au/shows/letters-to-lindy1.html
The Joan, Penrith26th-27th Junehttp://thejoan.com.au/whats-on/letters-to-lindy/
Capitol Theatre, Tamworth30th Junehttp://www.entertainmentvenues.com.au/
Dubbo Regional Theatre, Dubbo3rd Julyhttp://www.drtcc.com.au/upcoming-events/letterstolindy
Orange Civic Theatre, Orange5th Julywww.orange.nsw.gov.au/theatre

 

Civic Theatre, Newcastle7th Julyhttp://civictheatrenewcastle.com.au/Season-2018/Season-Shows/Letters-to-Lindy
The Art House, Wyong10th Julyhttp://www.thearthousewyong.com.au/whats-on/letters-to-lindy
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta12 – 14 Julyhttps://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/letters-to-lindy/
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst17th Julyhttps://www.bmec.com.au/letters-to-lindy.html
Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga19th Julyhttps://www.civictheatre.com.au/upcoming-shows/whatson/letters-to-lindy
Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith21st Julyhttps://www.griffith.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/theatre/page.asp?p=DOC-AAJ-48-23-04
VIC
Burrinja Cultural Centre, Dandenong Ranges24th July

 

 

https://tickets.burrinja.org.au/en-AU/shows/letters%20to%20lindy/events?culture=en-AU
Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park26th – 28thJulyhttp://www.gasworks.org.au/event/letters-to-lindy/
QLD
Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD1st – 4thAugusthttps://brisbanepowerhouse.org/whats-on/
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD7th Augusthttps://www.empiretheatre.com.au/event/498/letters-to-lindy
 Touring the NT in 2018. Dates and venues to be announced.

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