Letters to Lindy
Following an acclaimed premiere season in 2016, Merrigong Theatre Company are proud to announce that Letters to Lindy, commissioned and produced by Merrigong, returns to the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre before it embarks on a national tour.
Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures. The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the mob mentality, and a nation’s prejudices laid bare.
“Exquisitely touching…A finely stitched masterpiece” – Australian Stage
“…a fascinating collage depicting Australian attitudes to grief, justice, celebrity, and to women who do not conform to expectations… Cronin’s pitch-perfect Lindy… is a warm, earthy, personable focal point in an evening that rises strongly in the final minutes to pay tribute to Chamberlain’s resilience and to the child she lost” – Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald
“A rather extraordinary play… a very moving couple of hours” – Canberra Times
“An outstanding play… Letters to Lindy should be seen on every stage” – Canberra Critics Circle
Pens/Group 8+: $44
Under 30s: $29
Family of 4: $116 (Max 2 Adults)
Recommended for ages 13+. Contains strong language and adult themes.