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Picnic at Hanging Rock

15 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc.

VDL Awards Entry: 2019

Author: Book by Joan Lindsay. Adapted by Tom Wright

Director: Helen Ellis

Genre: Drama

Agent: Dominie Pty Ltd


Many will know this story from Peter Weir’s classic film of the novel, which was released in 1975. The play, adapted by Tom Wright from Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel, is narrated by five performers, ‘five Australian women’, who are named in the published script after the actors who played them in the first production. They are struggling to solve the mystery at the heart of Joan Lindsay’s original novel, which presents itself as the true story of the disappearance of three schoolgirls and their teacher, who inexplicably vanish into the mountainside, while on a picnic expedition to Hanging Rock in Victoria on Valentine’s Day, 1900. Euphoria and terror reverberate throughout the community, as the potential for history to repeat itself becomes nightmarishly real.


Start Date: 15 Aug 2019

End Date: 31 Aug 2019

Performance Times:

Evening Shows: 8:15pm. Sherries from 7:45pm Matinees: 2:15pm. Sherries from 1:45pm.

Ticket Prices:

Adult: $26.00 Concession: $24.00 Groups (10 or more): $22 per person Season (4 plays): $85 per person

Bookings: 9735 1777

Theatre Address:

39-41 Castella Street, Lilydale

Other Information:

Sundays 10 & 17 March
Saturday 23 March


Characters Summary:


Audition Dates:

7:30pm on:

  • Mon 27th May 2019
  • Tue 28th May 2019

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