★★★★ “An engrossing piece, directed with nuance.” The Sydney Morning Herald.
★★★★½ “A flawless ensemble of acting and writing.” ArtsHub.
Performed by an exceptional ensemble cast including Georgie Parker, writer Rebecca Gilman tackles the thorny issues head-on in this gripping drama exploring what it takes to protect a child — and whether it’s possible for someone to be completely healed from past trauma.
When experienced social worker Caroline Cox is assigned to navigate the case of a neglected child, the question of who is best suited to look after baby Luna seems to have a simple answer. Her troubled 19-year-old parents appear incapable of even taking care of themselves, while her grandmother wants to raise her with the support of her church.
But will Caroline’s personal and professional history cloud her judgement? As she tangles herself in complex family dynamics, will she risk her career for the sake of a child?
Writer Rebecca Gilman tackles the thorny issues head-on in this gripping drama exploring what it takes to protect a child — and whether it’s possible for someone to be completely healed from past trauma. Performed by an exceptional ensemble cast including Georgie Parker (BAREFOOT IN THE PARK), LUNA GALE will have you on the edge of your seat.
LUNA GALE contains descriptions of past child sexual abuse that may be distressing to some audience members. Please contact Box Office for more information. If you or somebody you know needs support, 1800RESPECT or Lifeline can help.
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★★★★ "An engrossing piece, directed with nuance by Susanna Dowling, about flawed people facing imperfect choices with life-long consequences for society's vulnerable children." The Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★½ "With a flawless ensemble of acting and writing... the force of this production is in its compassion, moral complexity and its exhortation to withhold judgement." ArtsHub
"Georgie Parker is absolutely heart-wrenching... a satisfying and captivating piece of theatre" Time Out Sydney
"Luna Gale is an exceptional production of a good play. The actors are captivating in their different ways; Georgie Parker is first among equals, and it’s a night to remember. Thoroughly recommended." Stage Noise
"Both emotional and thought-provoking, Gilman’s play is wonderfully engrossing, and thoroughly satisfying... Susanna Dowling’s persuasive direction ensures that we are wholly invested in Caroline’s ordeal, keeping us riveted and entertained for the entire duration of this thrilling production." Suzy Goes See
"A stimulating and thought-provoking play with a wonderful cast. Definitely worth seeing." Sydney Arts Guide
Cast & Creatives
Cast - Cindy
Cast - Karlie
Cast - Caroline
Cast - Cliff
Cast - Lourdes
Cast - Peter
Cast - Pastor Jay
Set and Costume Designer
Photography by Phil Erbacher