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The Lighthouse Girl shines a spotlight on regional Anzac Centenary commemorations

With Anzac Day fast approaching, audiences across regional Western Australia will get the opportunity to enjoy the acclaimed Lighthouse Girl production.

Black Swan State Theatre Company has been funded $197,147 through the Regional and Remote Touring Fund to tour The Lighthouse Girl to seven regional venues across WA.

The Lighthouse Girl is a Western Australian story set in Albany, adapted by WA writer Hellie Turner. It is based on the award-winning novels from Albany-based author Dianne Wolfer, published by Fremantle Press. The show enjoyed sell-out world premiere seasons in both Albany and Perth in 2017.

The production was developed as part of the Anzac Centenary commemorations (2014-18), with support from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund. This marks 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War ended.

The production will tour from April 17-May 5, 2018 to (in order of date):

  • Esperance Civic Centre;
  • Albany Entertainment Centre;
  • Mandurah Performing Arts Centre;
  • Cummins Theatre, Merredin;
  • Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema, Port Hedland;
  • Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha; and
  • Broome Civic Centre.

The Regional and Remote Touring Fund is a scheme of the Creative Regions program. It is designed to increase the number and variety of performances touring to regional WA, providing opportunities for those communities to attend performances produced by small-to-medium and major performing arts companies.

Photo: The Lighthouse Girl. Credit: Black Swan Theatre Company