Thursday March 17, 2016
113 Sturt Street
Southbank, Victoria 3006
Cheryl Sandilands & Nic Maher
Language/ Cultural Consultant
Picnic at Hanging Rock has haunted the Australian psyche for over a century. One summer’s day in 1900, three schoolgirls and a teacher inexplicably vanished, never to be seen again. The trip was supposed to be a Saint Valentine’s Day treat. They were supposed to be home for dinner.
In Tom Wright’s chilling adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s classic novel, five performers will struggle to solve the mystery of the missing girls and their teacher. Euphoria and terror will reverberate throughout Appleyard College, as the potential for history to repeat itself becomes nightmarishly real.
Picnic at Hanging Rock is a story that defies explanation, a story that proves that horror is a warm, sunny day.