Letters to Lindy

A mother's loss. A nation's obsession.

Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls, Head Full of Love) explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.

The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the nation’s prejudices laid bare.

Exquisitely touching… Detail upon detail is woven into a finely stitched masterpiece. – Australian Stage

A rather extraordinary play… a very moving couple of hours. – Canberra Times

An outstanding play… Letters to Lindy should be seen on every stage. – Canberra Critics Circle

Over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report, the public wrote more than 20,000 letters to Lindy Chamberlain. From sympathy to abuse, letters from children and letters from those who have lost a child, these letterstraverse the gamut of human response to Lindy’s story.

Letters to Lindy draws on this correspondence, as well as extensive interviews with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton herself, to create an enthralling, moving, and long overdue dialogue between Lindy and the nation.

Standard $65

Concession $60

Under 30s $30

Special Theatre Lovers Bundle (with Julius Caesar) $100 for the two shows

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Duration 100 minutes plus 20 minute interval.

A play by Alana Valentine

Produced by Merrigong Theatre Company

In association with Canberra Theatre Centre

Director Darren Yap

Designer James Browne

Co-Composer / Co-Sound Designer Max Lambert and Roger Lock

Lighting Designer Toby Knyvett

Cast Includes Jeanette Cronin, Glenn Hazeldine, Phillip Hinton, Jane Phegan

  • Tuesday, Jun 26 2018 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, Jun 27 2018 7:30pm

Filled with humour and heartbreak, this stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Parramatta Girls, Head Full of Love) explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.

The story captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the nation’s prejudices laid bare.

Exquisitely touching… Detail upon detail is woven into a finely stitched masterpiece. – Australian Stage

A rather extraordinary play… a very moving couple of hours. – Canberra Times

An outstanding play… Letters to Lindy should be seen on every stage. – Canberra Critics Circle

Over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report, the public wrote more than 20,000 letters to Lindy Chamberlain. From sympathy to abuse, letters from children and letters from those who have lost a child, these letterstraverse the gamut of human response to Lindy’s story.

Letters to Lindy draws on this correspondence, as well as extensive interviews with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton herself, to create an enthralling, moving, and long overdue dialogue between Lindy and the nation.

Standard $65

Concession $60

Under 30s $30

Special Theatre Lovers Bundle (with Julius Caesar) $100 for the two shows

Theatre Lovers »

OR SUBSCRIBE & SAVE!

Duration 100 minutes plus 20 minute interval.

A play by Alana Valentine

Produced by Merrigong Theatre Company

In association with Canberra Theatre Centre

Director Darren Yap

Designer James Browne

Co-Composer / Co-Sound Designer Max Lambert and Roger Lock

Lighting Designer Toby Knyvett

Cast Includes Jeanette Cronin, Glenn Hazeldine, Phillip Hinton, Jane Phegan

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

provides a focal point for performing arts activity in the Western Sydney Region