Poignant. Funny. Powerful.

“‘Voyage’ is a universal journey story combining Australian history and new Australian songwriting that speaks to the unknown history of Australian women.

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.

Influences

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

ONLINE SCRIPT READING “VOYAGE” 9 December 2020, 7pm

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...

Voyage to Leeton

The Good Girl Song Project will be heading up the guts of Victoria into NSW to play at the Roxy Theatre in Leeton. This will be the show’s first time at the Roxy and we’re looking forward to connecting with the local community through our songwriting workshop and...

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