After a sell-out Australian premiere season that was extended due to popular demand, the critically-acclaimed production of Jane Bodie’s Lamb returns for an eight-city tour including Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC) on Tuesday 2 March 2021, 7.30 pm. Directed by Green Room Award winner Julian Meyrick (Angela’s Kitchen, Hinterland), Lamb is a touchingly beautiful play charting two generations of a farming family, with original songs by Mark Seymour (Mark Seymour and the Undertow, Hunters and Collectors).
Manager DRTCC Linda Christof says the Australian production is one of the more well-known shows, and to have it come to Dubbo is a real cou p for regional audiences. Told with subtlety, song and humour, it’s an intimate portrayal of one family’s experience of rural life.
“It’s a familiar story that I’m sure many regional audiences will relate to. The story explores the world of three siblings born onto their parents’ property. It’s the story of lies and secrets kept, of loves lost and opportunities missed. It really is a show that will resonate with rural audiences,” said Ms Christof.
Mayor of the Dubbo Region, Councillor Ben Shields, says the production is touring the country at the moment, and Dubbo is one of just a handful of regional locations the show will be available.
“We’ve been named the best regional theatre in Australia, and that reputation means we’re getting some of the country’s best shows at the DRTCC. We can certainly accommodate these big productions and love welcoming the performers to our stage,” said Councillor Shields.
Chris Bendall, CEO of Critical Stages Touring says it’s a beautiful and moving new play from playwright Jane Bodie, and is looking forward to giving it further life through a regional tour in 2021.
“It’s a really engaging fusion of drama and music, with celebrated composer Mark Seymour having written new songs specifically for the play in a unique collaboration with the playwright. We’re particularly pleased that the work has been included in the VCE Drama Syllabus for the year and are looking forward to introducing upper secondary students to this brilliant new play.”
This latest production reunites original season stars Brigid Gallacher with Emily Goddard, joined by new cast mate Darcy Kent (Pop-Up Globe 2020, Venus in Fur, The Antipodes) in the role of Patrick/Frank.
Image caption: Cast of Lamb includes Emily Goddard, Darcy Kent, Brigid Gallacher. Image by Robert Blackburn