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The Lighthouse Girl

When: Friday April 27th 2018
Time: Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm performance
Tickets: Adult tickets are $20. Concession tickets are $15. Discounts available for school groups (please contact the Cummins Theatre for school group bookings). Tickets are available from the Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre or online at www.cumminstheatre.com.au/events

About the Show:
Fay, a sweet young girl, lives an isolated life with her lighthouse keeper father on the bleak, windswept Breaksea Island in the Great Southern region of WA. With the outbreak of war in 1914, Fay finds purpose in transcribing Morse code messages from soldiers stationed off shore, becoming their last hope of getting messages to their loved ones before heading to the front line. On the other side of the country in rural Victoria, Charlie and his best mate Jim abandon the outback for the excitement and adventure of seeing the world. As soldiers in the Light Horse Brigade, they quickly discover the brutal realities of life on the frontline.

This gentle play entwines the lives of Fay and Charlie and brings to life the stories of those left at home during the war waiting, wondering, hoping… and the struggles of the young men who valiantly enlisted to help defend their country. Based on Albany author Dianne Wolfer’s wonderful novels Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy, this evocatively written play embodies a powerful and truthful sense of a pivotal time in Australia’s development as a nation.

Date

April 27, 2018

Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost

$15 – $20

Website

Location

Cummins Theatre
31 Bates Street
Merredin, WA 6415 Australia

Phone

(08) 90413295

Organiser

Cummins Theatre
Phone:
(08) 9041 3295
Email:
cumminstheatre@merredin.wa.gov.au
Website:
www.cumminstheatre.com.au

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