'I said I was a good mother. They said I was a bad mother. I didn't know what they meant'.
This is a one-woman play written for none other than our very own acclaimed and award winning actor Noni Hazlehurst. Mother is the newest work from Daniel Keene (Boxman, 2013) and directed by his long-time collaborator Matt Scholten. Catch it at the Burrinja Theatre (Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Dr, Upwey) on Friday 26 June 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are, Adult $36, Concession $32, Jarmbi $30, and Group 6 plus $26. CLICK HERE to purchase.
A homeless aging woman living on the outskirts of suburbia, Christy is something of a celebrity. She attracts the curiosity of the locals and she's not shy of an audience. She'll tell anyone who will listen the story of her colourful and troubled life.
This is a fictional story based on the writings of Dorothy Hewett and the ancient Greek play Medea. A uniquely Australian piece of theatre, it honestly tackles the issues of motherhood, poverty and isolation. The combination of powerful script writing, tender direction and Noni's magnetising performance make for a surprisingly touching and insightful night of intimate theatre. It's a story and performance not to be missed.
Noni Hazlehurst has received two Logies for her performances in the mini-series Waterfront and Ride on Stranger as well as four AFI Awards for Little Fish, Waiting At The Royal, Fran and Monkey Grip.