Voyage will be showing across a number of venues in Victoria in the coming months.
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the story

The show places itself in Australia’s complex colonial past. In the midst of convict boats arriving each week from Britain, a different cargo leaves for Australia. On board are 287 single and free women. They have been promised good wages, good work and good marriage prospects in the new colony but to claim their new life they must first survive the voyage and then the colony.
This semi-staged ‘folksical’ sits somewhere between ballad opera and song cycle. The crystal clear song-writing incorporates both original and well-loved traditional folk tunes and showcases a fresh female perspective of an early Australian immigration story. The work is written by Helen Begley and based on the academic research of Dr Elizabeth Rushen.


Bibliography: Single and Free by Liz Rushen, Fair Game by Liz Rushen, The Merchant’s Women by Liz Rushen, Damned Whores and God’s Police by Anne Summers, Lifelines by Dale Spender and Patricia Clarke, Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women by Jenny Hartley, The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes


We are excited to announce that VOYAGE is one of six theatre pieces that has been accepted onto the Victorian Year 12 Drama Playlist for 2021. Thank you to the VCAA for supporting an Australian work that features original Australian folk music and for giving us the...


The Good Girl Song Project invites you to the online launch of a filmed script reading of “Voyage”; a newly developed script based on the work of historian, Dr Liz Rushen. Dubbed a “Folksical”, this new form of Australian theatrical song cycle featuring original folk...

“Voyage” on the Enterprize

The Good Girl Song Project presents a filmed script reading of “Voyage”; a newly developed script based on the work of historian, Dr Liz...

Voyage at Koroit Celtic Lake School of Music and Dance

Our next performance of Voyage will be at the Lake School in Koroit on January 2nd. We’re looking forward to our first presentation on the ‘Shipwreck Coast” of South West Victoria. Our performance will be on opening night of the week long Lake School. Enrol in the...