WOMEN’S VOICES – STORIES TO STAGE. New short plays written and directed by women, wonderfully telling stories of women and their journey to identity and independence. Very entertaining evening, especially the vital lessons from Modern History presented by Mrs Chisholm and the Female Home” as directed and written by Margaret Fitzgerald. Superb cast, with a fine and memorable performance delivered by Alannah Robertson as Caroline Chisholm.
“High Above the Clouds”
Beautifully constructed drama about a 1852 South Australian True Crime on the goldfields. Re-live the famous case from 1873, 25 years old murderer, Elizabeth Woolcock, fully exposes her murder method whilst delving into her life and times, when aged 4 18 21 25, as she awaits her death sentence for her husband’s murder.
Greta Goodworth as Elizabeth
Julia Grace as Elizabeth’s spirit
Writer and Director – Lisa Kelaher
Our so called welfare state. Feeling Guilty to be wondering why any woman needs to beg for money? Homeless woman, Miss Bligh has an awkward brief meeting with someone she used to know when she was a teacher. Are all my assumptions showing? Dialogue driven drama, with all their thoughts being spoken aloud.
Christina Sukkar as Sally
Annette van Roden as Marie
Writer – Kel Vance
Director – Laura Heuston
“Sounds and Echoes”
These events all take place in a regional servo. Kelly in the days before her eighteenth birthday, finally decides to confront her Dad about exactly why her mother had left him.
Grace Ho as Sue
Seda Unal as Kelly
Paul Byrne as Des (Kelly’s Dad)
Writer – Margaret Fitzgerald
Director – Elizabeth Newman
“Mrs Chisholm and the Female Home”
Caroline Chisholm, a young wife /mother, from 1841 constantly struggles against the patriarchy, to fully protect women and girls who arrive in Sydney as bounty scheme immigrants. Dear FOXTEL, this Australian story is ready to be made into an award-winning television movie or a television mini-series. A very memorable presentation of Modern History. Strong and captivating performances from the huge ensemble cast, of seven women and four men. Sold Out on Friday Night 15th July 2022. Highly Recommended.
Alannah Robertson as Caroline Chisholm
Capt Chisholm / Gov Gipps: Steven Tait
Mrs Mackenna: Molly Haddon
Mr Merewether/Bad Man: Byron Lawrence Mrs O’Keefe/Mrs Therry: Caroline Larcombe Flora/Margaret: Louisa Williamson
Lady O’Connell: Debbie Tilley
Tessa: Kelly Legg
Sinaed: Emily Smith
Mr Mackenna/Boatman/Man at Barracks: Patrick A’Hern Mr Clarke/Mr Therry/Man at Barracks: Paul Bryne
Writer and Director – Margaret Fitzgerald
Peach Productions presents – WOMEN’S VOICES – STORIES TO STAGE
14th July 2022 until 23rd July 2022
Chippen Street Theatre
45 Chippen Street, Chippendale NSW
Performing Arts Theatre – Fully Equipped Fifty Seat Black Box Theatre Space in Chippendale
Duration approx. 135 minutes, including the 15 minute interval. PG expect Adult Themes. Accessible Venue.
INFORMATION – https://www.peachproductionspresents.com/
DISCLOSURE – Peach Productions kindly provided our two Sydney Arts Guide reviewers, with complimentary tickets.