TRUE ADVENTURES OF A SOUL LOST AT SEA

by Kit Lazaroo
Production: Here Theatre. Photos: Ponch Hawkes

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TRUE ADVENTURES OF A SOUL LOST AT SEA

by Kit Lazaroo

In a remote coastal town in 1850, young motherless Olley Fletcher is discovered washed up on the shore. She and her fisherman father York went missing in a storm some weeks before and she claims to have no memory of this event. She is taken in by the kindly policeman Dougal Morris who does not press her for details - his wife Dido however is itching after facts, and when the corpse of York Fletcher is caught in a net she insists that an autopsy be ordered. Olley now recalls that her father was killed by a giant squid, who took her underwater for the remainder of her absence. When Dido heaps scorn on this account, Olley gives birth to a child which is half human and half squid.

'...combines factual accuracy with a sense of magic and imaginative daring.' Helen Thomson, The Age, 8 Dec 2004

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RE Ross Trust Script Development Award (2003 winner)

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