Picnic at Hanging Rock


image by Pia Johnson

In 2016 I performed in PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK which was a co-pro between the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne and Black Swan State Theatre Company in Perth at the State Theatre Centre of WA.

The show toured to The Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh in January 2017.

Here is a bonus video of me talking about stuff with the ever articulate and wonderful Nikki Shiels and Elizabeth Nabben.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/158139894″>Picnic at Hanging Rock – Cast Interview</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/blackswanstc”>Black Swan State Theatre Co</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


A new play by / Tom Wright adapted from Joan Lindsay’s novel
Direction / Matthew Lutton
Cast includes / Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Arielle Gray, Amber McMahon, Elizabeth Nabben, Nikki Shiels

Set & Costume Design / Zoë Atkinson
Lighting Design / Paul Jackson
Composition / Ash Gibson Greig
Sound Design / J. David Franzke

Stage Manager / Tia Clark
Assistant Stage Manager / Lyndie Li Wan Po

a co-production between Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company.



Picnic at Hanging Rock / has haunted the Australian psyche for over a century. One summer’s day in 1900, three schoolgirls and a teacher inexplicably vanished, never to be seen again. The trip was supposed to be a Saint Valentine’s Day treat. They were supposed to be home for dinner.

In Tom Wright’s chilling adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s classic novel, five performers will struggle to solve the mystery of the missing girls and their teacher. Euphoria and terror will reverberate throughout Appleyard College, as the potential for history to repeat itself becomes nightmarishly real.

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a story that defies explanation, a story that / proves that horror is a warm, sunny day.