‘Children of the Black Skirt’ will be the next play on the Playhouse stage, with 5 performances from 20 August.
Director Leanne Hutchings said the play would be well known to senior students throughout the Bundaberg Region.
“The play is part of the Senior Drama curriculum for schools in Queensland so it will be an opportunity for students and teachers, as well as theatre-goers of all ages, to appreciate excellent Australian drama,” Leanne said.
“Children of the Black Skirt is an Australian Gothic play written by Angela Betzien that challenges audiences to consider the plight of children throughout Australia’s history from convict times.
“It will be a unique opportunity for everyone who loves quality drama to see this thought-provoking play come to life with an excellent cast on the Playhouse Theatre stage.
“I am delighted with our cast, who have worked very hard to bring this important work to the stage – Shanyn Limpus, Bonnie Treloar, Allie Wilson, Emma Donohue-Dix, Hannah Hayes and Jemma Teal.”
Children of the Black Skirt tells the story of three lost children, Rosie, Old One and New One, who discover an abandoned orphanage in the bush and learn a history of Australia through the spirits of children who have lived there, from convict times, through to World War Two, the Stolen Generations and beyond.
Performance dates are August 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7.30 pm, with a matinee Sunday August 22 at 3.00 pm; and will be extra to the Playhouse subscription program.
Tickets are $22 for Adults, $19 for Concession/Students and $19 for Groups of 10 or more.
Bookings open this Saturday, July 31.
The Playhouse Theatre box office will be open from 10 am til 12 noon on weekends in person or via phone on 4153 1904, or anytime online.