Based on the novels by Dianne Wolfer
Thursday 19 April at 7.30pm and Friday 20 April at 11.30am
Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre and Black Swan State Theatre Company
The Lighthouse Girl enjoyed a sell out World Premiere season in both Albany and Perth in 2017, and now has returned for an encore performance this April.
Featuring Albany resident Benj D’Addario in a lead role, The Lighthouse Girl is a unique Western Australian ANZAC story, adapted by WA writer Hellie Turner, from the novels Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy by Albany author, Dianne Wolfer. It is an evocatively written play, which embodies a powerful and truthful sense of a pivotal time in Australia’s development as a nation.
This tour will form part of commemorations in the final year of The Centenary of Anzac (2014 to 2018), marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.
The Lighthouse Girl is about Fay Howe, who was in real life, the daughter of the lighthouse keeper on Breaksea Island in King George Sound. She transcribed morse code messages from soldiers stationed off shore, becoming their last hope of getting word to their loved ones before heading to the front line.
Charlie is a young jackeroo from rural Victoria, who enlists in the Lighthorse Brigade along with his best mate, Jim, with the hope of seeing the world. The threads of their friendship reach all the way across the world from Albany to Egypt and the ill-feted sands of Gallipoli Cove. And so grows a story of universal love and mateship in a perilous time.