Letters to Lindy is a stunning work by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine, providing a deep insight into one of the most compelling legal and human dramas of our times.
Coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse stage in August, Letters to Lindy, which is filled with humour and heartbreak, explores the public’s relationship with one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures, Lindy Chamberlain.
Hers was the story that captivated a nation in 1980. A mother who was accused of murdering her child Azaria, with 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 mob mentality, and a nation’s prejudices were laid bare and, over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report and during that time the public wrote more than 20,000 letters to Lindy Chamberlain.
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.
Directed by Darren Yap and featuring the critically acclaimed performance from Jeanette Cronin as Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, Letters to Lindy provides a deep insight into one of the most compelling legal and human dramas of our times. It paints a singular portrait of the heartbreak, wisdom and resilience of a grieving mother and her 30 year fight for justice.
Nice to know – Alana Valentine’s other works include the acclaimed Parramatta Girls and Head Full of Love.
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