Letters to Lindy - Australian Tour
By Alana Valentine
Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.
22 Jun – 01 Sep
A mother’s loss. A nation’s obsession.
Following an acclaimed premiere season in 2016, we are proud to announce that Letters to Lindy, commissioned and produced by Merrigong, returns to our stage, before it
embarks on a national tour.
Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures. The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the mob mentality, and a nation's prejudices laid bare.
Directed by Darren Yap, and featuring a critically acclaimed performance from Jeanette Cronin as Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, Letters to Lindy provides a deep insight into one of the most compelling legal and human dramas of our times. It paints a singular portrait of the wisdom and resilience of a grieving mother, and her 30 year fight for justice.
Recommended for ages 13+. Contains strong language and adult themes.
"Exquisitely touching...A finely stitched masterpiece" - Australian Stage
“…a fascinating collage depicting Australian attitudes to grief, justice, celebrity, and to women who do not conform to expectations… Cronin's pitch-perfect Lindy… is a warm, earthy, personable focal point in an evening that rises strongly in the final minutes to pay tribute to Chamberlain's resilience and to the child she lost” - Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald
“A rather extraordinary play… a very moving couple of hours” - Canberra Times
“An outstanding play… Letters to Lindy should be seen on every stage” - Canberra Critics Circle
The Joan Penrith 26 – 27 Jun
Capitol Theatre Tamworth 30 Jun
Dubbo Regional Theatre 3 Jul
Orange Civic Theatre 5 Jul
Civic Theatre Newcastle 7 Jul
The Art House, Wyong 10 Jul
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta 12 - 14 Jul
BMEC, Bathurst 17 Jul
Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga 19 Jul
Griffith Regional Theatre 21 Jul
Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey 24 Jul
Gasworks Arts Park, Albert Park 26 - 28 Jul
Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane 1 - 4 Aug
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba 7 Aug
Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre 18 Aug
Barkly Regional Arts, Tennant Creek (Play reading) 22 Aug
Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs 24 Aug
Lindy Chamberlain | Photo by AP via AAP
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Max Lambert and Roger Lock
Lighting Designer (2018)
Jasmine Rizk based on original design by Toby Knyvett
Approx. 2 hrs 10 mins (incl. interval)