Young People’s Theatre Newcastle

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

2020 Production // 8 to 29 february 2020

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock has haunted the Australian psyche for over a century and is a story that defies explanation.

On a summer’s day in 1900, a group of Australian girls visit the Hanging Rock for a school picnic. Four of the girls and a teacher wander off to explore the beckoning rock- only one returns, scared, incoherent and apparently with no memory of what occurred.

This production, directed by Riley McLean and Rylee O’Rourke and assistant directed by Larissa Barwell and Rory Worthington, is a compelling combination of traditional and contemporary, exploring classical themes through modern theatricality.

Presented by Young People’s Theatre, Newcastle INC and Lindsay Street Players
Riley McLean and Rylee O’Rourke
Assistant Directors: Larissa Barwell and Rory Worthington
Audience Suitability: Age 13+ (High School) to adult
Performance Dates: 8 to 29 February 2020
Duration: 2 hours (with a 20 minute interval)

Best Ensemble Acting
Excellence in Sound Design, Riley McLean & Matthew Hudson

Best Dramatic Production
Excellence by a Performer 18 & under in a play, Oskar Brill
Excellence by a Performer 18 & under in a play, Mea Walsh 
Excellence in Lighting & Audio Visual Design, Larissa Barwell & Ben Barnett
Excellence by a Director (Drama or Comedy), Riley McLean & Rylee O’Rourke
Excellence in Costume Design, Rory Worthington & Jodi Phipps

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