Set in Northern California long before the Civil Rights Act and just before the second World War
A moving and funny story about sisters and the secrets they keep
In a portrayal of the classic Australian book, Picnic at Hanging Rock brings to life the mystery of the fateful day that saw three young girls and their teacher go missing in the rough Australian bush.
The over arching theme of memory is used to highlight the conflict between the three sisters who are gathered for their mother’s funeral. No-one’s memory is the same, even to having doubts about whose memory is whose. These sisters are very different from each other and are dealing with their loss in a personal way.
The true stars of Terrance McNally, John Kander and Fred Ebb's multi-award winning musical are director, Max Rayner, and Ole Wiebkin for his gritty, functional sets of a Latin-American prison.
This is a pleasant enough evening out, which should improve with increased pace as the season progresses, and it offers some good performances that make it worth seeing, but is ultimately let down by the script.
This terrific production only has a short run of eight performances and closes on Saturday evening, so don't delay. Tickets have been selling fast so book now or you might miss out.