Tom Wright’s haunting and stylised adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s novel uses five school students to conjure the mystery that takes place on a fateful St Valentine’s Day in 1900 when students and teachers at prestigious Appleyard College venture to Hanging Rock for a picnic. This is a production that resists a concrete narrative structure and presents the story in a dreamlike, symbolic landscape that, at times, becomes nightmarish. It places emphasis on the arrogance and ignorance of colonialism in an ancient land, the fluidity of time, the façade of ‘’civility’’, and gender oppression. Originally staged at the Malthouse with a cast of five women, the St Michael’s Grammar School production has an expanded and diverse cast.
Intended for secondary school and adult audiences, please read content warnings in the ticketing link prior to booking.
Dates: Wednesday 19 July – Saturday 22 July
Time: 7.30pm (Wednesday – Friday), 5.00pm (Saturday)
Tickets: $26 Adults, $19 Concession. To book a ticket, click here