The Lighthouse Girl will be touring to Esperance Civic Centre, Albany Entertainment Centre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Cummins Theatre-Merredin, Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema- Port Hedland, Red Earth Arts Precinct-Karratha and Broome Civic Centre. These venues cover the Great Southern, Kimberley, Goldfields, Pilbara, Peel and Wheatbelt regions of WA.
The tour is an incredible opportunity for regional audiences to engage in the production and to share in a sense of pride in seeing a local story on stageThe Lighthouse Girl is a unique Western Australian ANZAC story, adapted by WA writer Hellie Turner, from the novelsLighthouse Girl andLight Horse Boy by Albany author, Dianne Wolfer. It is an evocatively written play, which embodies a powerful and truthful sense of a pivotal time in Australia’s development as a nation. This tour will form part of commemorations in the final year of The Centenary of Anzac (2014 to 2018), marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.
The Lighthouse Girl is about Fay Howe, who was in real life, the daughter of the lighthouse keeper on Breaksea Island in King George Sound. She transcribed morse code messages from soldiers stationed off shore, becoming their last hope of getting wordto their loved ones before heading to the front line.
Charlie is a young jackeroo from rural Victoria, who enlists in the Lighthorse Brigade along with his best mate Jim, with the hope of seeing the world. The threads of their friendship reach all the way across the world from Albany to Egypt and the ill-feted sands of Gallipoli Cove. And so grows a story of universal love and mateship in a perilous time.
The production enjoyed a sold-out and extended season at the State Theatre Centre of WA.
Tour Dates:Esperance Civic Centre, Tuesday 17 April, 7pm
Albany Entertainment Centre,
Thursday 19 April, 7:30pm
Friday 20 April, 11:30am
BOOKINGS at Ticketek or www.albanyentertainment.com.au or 9844 5005
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Tuesday 24 April, 7:30pm
BOOKINGS www.manpac.com.au or 9550 3900
Cummins Theatre, Merredin, Friday 27 April, 7:00pm
Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema, Port Hedland, Tuesday 01 May, 7pm
Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha, Thursday 03 May, 7:30pm
Enquiries City of Karratha (08) 9186 8555
Broome Civic Centre, Saturday 05 May, 8pm
BOOKINGS www.broomeciviccentre.com.au or 9191 8780