I know you’re there… Miranda? Miranda!’
Matthew Lutton’s haunting and gothic production of Picnic at Hanging Rock returns to Malthouse Theatre from a hugely successful season in the UK for an encore season in February 2018.
On a summer’s day in 1900, three Australian schoolgirls grew tired of their classmates and yearned for adventure. Escaping their teacher’s watchful gaze they absconded, away from the group and towards the beckoning Hanging Rock–never to be seen again.
Picnic at Hanging Rock has haunted the Australian psyche for over a century both in print and on film. In Tom Wright’s chilling adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s classic novel, five performers struggle to solve the mystery of the missing girls and their teacher. Euphoria and terror reverberate throughout Appleyard College, as the potential for history to repeat itself becomes nightmarishly real.
February 6 – 14