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The Chapel Perilous

  • Clarence St Theatre 59 Clarence St Hamilton (map)

In 1971, Sylvia Lawson wrote about Sally Banner – “Wearing her hair like armour Sally storms her way to a place in the Australian imagination….an incandescent heroine.”
Dorothy Hewett’s play is full of lyricism, music, satire and a healthy dose of self-parody. The Chapel Perilous traces the life of Sally Banner over 4 decades; from 1930’s to 1960s, as she evolves from defiant schoolgirl, to communist speaker to a world-renowned poet. Hewett’s freedom of style embraces tragedy, farce, naturalism, expressionism, and musical comedy. Presented by Carving in Ice Theatre. Directed by Gaye Poole.

Sally: “I seek the Chapel Perilous and by my courage and great heart I will win through.”

A PAY WHAT YOU THINK IT’S WORTH EVENT AT CLARENCE ST THEATRE

Earlier Event: August 5
Film Night: Mankiller
Later Event: August 7
Workshop : The Baby Whisperer