The Lighthouse Girl

Thursday 3rd May

The Lighthouse Girl | By Hellie Turner | Based on the novels by Dianne Wolfer | Black Swan State Theatre Company

Thursday 3 May at 7.30pm

A courageous story that inspired the roaming spectacular of The Giants. Fay, a sweet young girl, lives an isolated life with her lighthouse keeper father on the bleak, windswept Breaksea Island in the Great Southern region of WA. With the outbreak of war in 1914, Fay finds purpose in transcribing Morse code messages from soldiers stationed off shore, becoming their last hope of getting messages to their loved ones before heading to the front line. On the other side of the country in rural Victoria, Charlie and his best mate Jim abandon the outback for the excitement and adventure of seeing the world. As soldiers in the Light Horse Brigade, they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline.

This gentle play entwines the lives of Fay and Charlie and brings to life the stories of those left at home during the war waiting, wondering, hoping...and the struggles of the young men who valiantly enlisted to help defend their country. Based on Albany author Dianne Wolfer’s wonderful novels Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, this evocatively written play embodies a powerful and truthful sense of a pivotal time in Australia’s development as a nation.

The world premiere of The Lighthouse Girl took place in Albany (21 to 22 April, 2017), the birthplace of the ANZAC story, before its premiere season in Perth (28 April to 14 May, 2017).

Running time 40 minutes

Event Days and Times

Thursday 3rd May
7:30 - 8:30pm


Ticket prices are as follows;
Adults - $45
Concession (ID Required)- $40
Child (4-17) - $30. Children three years and under are free.
Tickets can be purchased through the Red Earth Arts Precinct Facebook page.


Categories: Theatre

2018-05-03 19:30:00
2018-05-03 20:30:00
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