FORGET ME NOT
The Stirling Players
Stirling Community Theatre
Written By: Tom Holloway
Directed By: Megan Dansie
Gerry lives in Australia and is in his 60s. He’s damaged and he’s doing damage. His daughter Sally is fed up with him. She’s determined to uncover his past so she drags him to a social worker to finally get to the bottom of his childhood migration from Liverpool. He has spent his whole life thinking he’s an orphan.
Mary is in her 80's, living alone in a small flat in Liverpool. She’s never given up hope that her son will come home.
From the end of World War 2, and up to the 1970s, over 3,000 children were taken from the UK and brought to live in institutions in Australia. They were taken from poor families and single parent families and in nearly all instances were told that their parents were dead. Promised a new start in a new land where sunshine and food were plentiful, instead, they were sent to work on farms where they were unloved, and in many instances abused.
The Stirling Players are proud to present the South Australia premiere of this powerful contemporary drama with its raw, aching and beautifully honest conversations within a damaged family.
Approx. Running Time: 2h10
Suitable for ages: 13+ Adult themes, some coarse language
Friday & Saturday: 17, 18, 24, 25 February & 3, 4 March at 8pm.
Sunday: 19 & 26 February at 4pm.
Backstage tour, Q&A and meet the cast after 19 Feb matinee
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling
Phone: Stirling Players’ Ticketing 0414 075 413 (from 11 January 2017)
Adult $22, Conc. $18, Groups of 10+ $16.