The Lighthouse Girl Saga

The Lighthouse Girl Saga

The Lighthouse Girl Saga

COMO THEATRE JULY 6 - 14 JULY
When the world is dark with war, courage and heart light the way home.

Written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner. Directed by Stuart Halusz. Featuring Sienna Cate, Isaac Diamond and Nick Maclaine.

Based on the novels by award-winning author Dianne Wolfer

BOOK HERE for Como Theatre JULY 6 – 14

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

May 31       Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre – Book through venue

June 5        Koorliny Arts Centre – Book through venue

June 15      Kalamunda Arts Centre – Book through venue

July 6 – 14  Como Theatre – Book here

The Lighthouse Girl Saga is a sweeping story of ordinary people living in extraordinary times: a tale of courage, resilience, hope and love.

A bold adaptation by two of WA’s leading and award-winning playwrights, Jenny Davis OAM and Hellie Turner, this epic production blends four award-winning novels by West Australian writer, Dianne Wolfer: Lighthouse Girl, Light Horse Boy, In the Lamplight and The Last Light Horse into a compelling and immersive theatrical event.

Striking visuals, evocative sound and innovative staging transports the audience with the First AIF convoy as it embarks from King George sound and farewells Australia from the beacon of the lighthouse at Breaksea Island, to the hell of Gallipoli, the mud in the trenches at the Western Front, a nurse’s compassion in rural England and peaceful horizons in country Victoria. Journey with Fay, Charlie, Jim, Rose and Sandy, the only warhorse to return to Australia of the 136,000 sent to war, across seas and through the mire of war as their intersecting stories culminate in the forging of the ANZAC spirit and a love that conquers all.

THEATRE 180 Artistic Director says:

“The surging narrative of Dianne Wolfer’s Lighthouse Series of books has found its way into the Australian psyche, from the desks of primary school students to teenagers and adults alike, the interconnected stories offer something for everyone.” Halusz says. “Embedded in the ANZAC legacy and juxtaposed against the brutality and futility of war is a deeply felt love story: love of country, love of family, love of horses and the Australian bush, and of course the young love that blossoms between two people who find themselves even amidst the chaos of a world at war.”

Image: Stewart Thorpe Photography

Como Theatre, 16 Preston Street COMO WA

07 Jul 2024

11 Jul 2024

13 Jul 2024

  • 2:00 pm

14 Jul 2024

The Lighthouse Girl Saga

The Team

Author

Dianne Wolfer

Script Writers

Jenny Davis
Hellie Turner

Director

Stuart Halusz

Cast

Sienna Cate
Isaac Diamond
Nick Maclaine

Sound Design & Programmer

Ben Collins

Visual Designer

Gneiss Design

Visual Production

Sunburnt Films

Costume Designer

Lynn Ferguson

Theme Song Composer

Craig Skelton

Production Manager

Garry Ferguson

Stage Manager

Aaron Stirk

Assistant Stage Manager

Craig Williams

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The THEATRE 180 Public Fund (ABN: 33 042 434 145) is a tax deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-F of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

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Robin Tunnicliffe FCPA CPM, Jenny Davis OAM, Stuart Halusz


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