Once We Lived Here centres around Amy, who runs her family’s sheep station ‘Emoh Ruo’, in rural Australia. She’s held onto the property through drought, bushfire, and falling wool prices, determined not to let it slip out of the family grasp. Over a scorching long weekend, the family gathers, and Amy has to face up to the myths and lies the place has been built upon.
Written by the critically acclaimed Aussie team of Dean Bryant & Mathew Frank, this full-length musical is an authentically Australian story, with a uniquely Australian sound. The debut season in Melbourne received a Green Room Award for Best New Musical, and was described by Geoffrey Rush as “a beautiful, poignant piece of home-grown music theatre”.
Once We Lived Here will showcase a stellar cast of home grown or trained talent with Perth-based Taryn Ryan and Sharon Kiely being joined by Perth expats Chris Wilcox, Josh Firman and Megan Kozak who are returning home for this production.
In addition to the fabulous cast, there is a brilliant creative and production team including Andrew Baker, Erin Hutchinson, Rhiannon Walker, Josh Haines, Katrina Johnston and Mitch Whelan.
Once we lived here
By Mathew Frank and Dean Bryant
Directed by: Andrew Baker
The Blue Room Theatre
Preview 17th October 2017
Season 18th October – 4th November 2017
All shows at 8.30pm and include an interval