Letters to Lindy in Auslan
Riverside Theatres will present Letters to Lindy from 12 to 14 July as part of its national tour. The performance on Saturday 14 July at 2:15 pm will be Auslan interpreted.
Can I book now?
Yes, if you would like to book for Letters to Lindy at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, please visit their website right here.
Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (The Sugar House, Dead Man Brake, Parramatta Girls) explores the public’s relationship with Lindy Chamberlain, 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. Over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report, the public wrote more than 20,000 letters to Lindy Chamberlain. From sympathy to abuse, letters from children and letters from those who had lost a child, these letters traverse the gamut of human response to her story.
The work draws on this correspondence, as well as extensive interviews with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton herself, to create an enthralling, moving, and long overdue dialogue between Lindy and the nation.
A fight for justice
Letters to Lindy is touching and authentic and provides a deep insight into one of the most compelling legal and human dramas of our times. It paints a singular portrait of the heartbreak, wisdom and resilience of a grieving mother and her 30-year fight for justice.
The touring production features the original cast of Jeanette Cronin (TV’s Crownies, Rake) in a critically acclaimed performance as Lindy Chamberlain, alongside Glenn Hazeldine, Phillip Hinton and Jane Phegan, and is skilfully directed by Darren Yap (Ladies Day, Miracle City).
Iconic and important
Merrigong Theatre Company Artistic Director and CEO Simon Hinton said, “Merrigong is particularly proud of the work we have produced in Letters to Lindy, a part of our continued focus on producing and presenting new Australian work. The story of Lindy Chamberlain is an iconic and important one for all Australians, so we are thrilled to be able to tour it to such a wide audience across the country.”
What about access?
The theatre is wheelchair accessible. The performance on Saturday 14 July at 2:15 pm will be Auslan interpreted.
What are the details?
Letters to Lindy is being performed at Riverside Theatres at the corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta as follows:
7:30 pm on Thursday 12 July
7:30 pm on Friday 13 July
2:15 pm on Saturday 14 July – Auslan interpreted
7:30 pm on Saturday 14 July
Tickets: Adult $64, Concession $59, Under 30 $49
How do I book for Letters to Lindy?
You can visit the website of Riverside Theatres right here.
This page was first published on 4 July 2018.
Corner of Church and Markets Streets