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 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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“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 Rushen. Dubbed a Folksical, this new form of Australian folk musical is written by Helen Begley and tells the story of 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 film script reading is planned for release at the end of November. 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.

 

 

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 school and experience a week of lessons on your chosen instrument with experts in celtic music or come for our performance and be transported back to 1833 and the journey 287 women take to Australia.

$10.00 on the night. www.lakeschool.com.au

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 performance. The crew will be bringing books and CD’s that you can purchase to remember the experience. There will be a passenger list in the foyer. Perhaps, one of the women is an ancestor or you’ll find that missing story in your family history. Find out on Sunday 17th November, The Roxy Theatre, Leeton. Purchase tickets here. 

MALDON FOLK FESTIVAL

We will be appearing at Maldon Folk Festival the first weekend in November. This is a lovely festival in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields. It’s steeped in history which is a perfect place for us to present our offerings. The festival had asked we present Voyage Part 1 and 2. We can’t wait to share the show with everyone. See you there!

VOYAGE TO NEW ZEALAND

We are excited to be taking Voyage to New Zealand this month.  We will be performing at the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North on 24th October.  On the 25th October, we will be running a song writing workshop in the morning before heading off to the Wellington Folk Festival in Wellington for the weekend. We’ll be taking our CD’s and copies of Dr Liz Rushen’s book for the fine folk in NZ.

Seeya there!