"I know you're there... Miranda? Miranda!"
"An explosion of theatrical power as fierce as it is contemplative, and so original that no-one who sees it is likely to forget it… Wright's adaptation gives fierce attention to the novel’s sense of the sheer arrogance and inadequacy of imperial British culture, as it tried to 'tame' a land so ancient, implacable, and strange. Yet it is brilliant, too, on the infinitely mutable energy of youth, the huge suppressed erotic power and pressure, in these young women, that feels as if it could literally move mountains, and tear its way through a gap in time."Scotsman
"Emotion, violence and meaning bubble up like magma… mythic in its scope and magical in its appearance... an evocative adaptation that finds horror not in nature, but in the civilising class."The Stage
"A potently poetic, enigmatic pschyco-drama… Tom Wright's adaptation of Joan Lindsay's novel [has] an authentic, snarling economy of polite and prim, petticoat savaged menace… as compelling, visceral and insistent as that wasp in your otherwise perfect picnic jam pot. Unmissable."The Edinburgh Reporter
"This retelling of the Joan Lindsay cult classic proves the book's theme remains relevant – and will terrify the pants off you."The Guardian
Picnic at Hanging Rock (stage version) Script
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On a summer's day in 1900, three Australian schoolgirls on a picnic expedition to the remote Hanging Rock abscond from their group. They are last seen heading towards the beckoning Rock...