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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 style songs is written by Helen Begley and tells the story of two young women who emigrate to Australia in 1833 to begin a new life in Australia.

At its heart, is the struggle of female immigrants to prove their worth in a colony that treats their arrival with suspicion. Actors, Penny Larkins and Carly Ellis and guitarist, Helen Begley, explore the precarious lives of immigrant women in 19th century Australia with a plot that features ten characters, seventeen original songs, and Melbourne’s Tall Ship “Enterprize”.

The filmed performative script reading will be released on the 4th December 2020. The script reading is a precursor to the full production that will tour theatres in 2021. The Good Girl Song Project are currently in talks with a director and designer to move the show into the next stage of production in readiness for their 2021/22 season.

Supported by the City Of Melbourne Arts Program

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