Picnic at Hanging Rock


Victoria Discovers was invited to attend ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ performed by The Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company Inc.

Director Helen Ellis has brought the much loved Australian classic a whole new lease of life. In this dark and twisted, gothic adaptation of the ill-fated picnic.

The cast of five women; Amelia Powers, Claire Abagia, George Timney, Reschelle O’Connor and Abigail Pettigrew each play a range of characters.

All showcasing their incredible acting vocabulary and range, adapting their performances to play different roles from young and old, men and women, innocent and guilty. Each actress was able to capture the audience with their pace, suspense, timing and stage presence.

This modern adaptation will make you think twice before setting off on your next picnic…

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