The traditional bards of the 21st century, McAlpines Fusiliers have been swinging the taverns and speak easies for their supper all over Melbourne and Australia since the release of their 2007 debut "Sons and Daughters of the Soil".
The Taylor Project will take you to an alternate timeline where pirates have overrun the Gaol, taking it for the convicts within.
Underlander will then lead you out to a convict camp, the leader of the band rousing his outlaw's spirits with songs of victory and deceit. The Underlander's bring a tale for this very article, to flavour the night. Hear the story of William Perrit & Frances Knorr (sadness warning)
Knorr was a baby-farmer who had killed infants in her care while taking money to look after them, and William Perrit ("Hangman Jones") was the executioner whose job it was to hang her. He was so tormented by his job, and by the prospect of hanging a woman, that he cut his throat in a cell of the Melbourne Gaol two days before the execution.
These tales and many more will be explored through song, multimedia and ale at the Old Melbourne Gaol. Sure to pre-book as this is a very unique event.