Project: Ghost Child
Performing Lines/MANPAC in association with
Steamworks Arts Productions, 2012
Writer/Director: Sally Richardson
Based on Novel by: Sonya Harnett
Composer: Melanie Robinson
Production Designer: Matt McVeigh
Lighting Designer: Jenny Villa
Winner of the 2008 Australian Young Adult Book award The Ghost’s Child is an enchanting fable of haunting resonance about the worth of life, the quality of happiness and the power of love.
The Ghost’s Child is the story of Matilda Victoria Adelaide, a 75 year-old
woman who once traveled the world with her father searching for the world’s most beautiful thing. Matilda was an only child who longed for her life to be as mystifying and magical as a fairytale. One day a strange young man appears unannounced in her lounge room. She offers him tea and biscuits and tells her story of falling in love with a wild boy named Feather and her attempt to build a ‘respectable’ life with him.