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
Director: 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)