The Good Girl Song Project presents Voyage, a new Australian Musical written by Helen Begley and directed by Ruby Rees.
It features actors, Penny Larkins and Carly Ellis, and musicians, Kylie Morrigan (Violin), Penelope Swales (Whistles) and Helen Begley (Guitars).
In the midst of convict ships arriving each week from Britain, a different cargo leaves for Australia. On board are 287 single and free immigrant women enticed by promises of a better life. What waits for them at sea will determine their survival. What waits for them in Sydney will determine their success.
Writer, Helen Begley, brings the worlds of contemporary theatre, Australian Folk Music and Academia together, with a script that emerged from the work of Australian historian, Dr Liz Rushen.
Her original songs trace their lineage back to the folk songs of early immigrants through the parlours and music halls of 19th Century Sydney to the stages of contemporary Australian folk festivals. The result is Musical Theatre in the Australian vernacular.
The women’s story is nationally significant, the execution, spare and essential. Two actors are required to portray thirteen characters. Three musicians are tasked with underscoring seventeen songs and ninety minutes of theatre.
Booking details to be confirmed at a later date.
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