Old fashioned melodrama to end the year
Lily, the Felon’s Daughter by Tom Taggart
November 29 to December 15
Gay Nineties melodramas are always fun and with Lily, the Felon's Daughter Maitland Repertory Theatre returns to its end of year melodrama tradition.
Lily, the Felon’s Daughter, a tear jerker, tells the sad but silly story of Lily Fairweather, pure as the driven snow; of Compton, her weak but handsome sweetheart - and how villain Craven Sinclair thwarts their plans for everlasting bliss. Compton is corrupted by Craven - even succumbs to forgery and embezzlement.
Our hero flees to the West leaving his father behind to go to gaol for his crimes. The same fateful night, Lily's cup of woe - and the audiences cup of cheer - overflow. Adding to the merriment are a dour suffragette and her titled suitor who is so English it hurts.
Audience interaction is encouraged, so feel free to boo, hiss, cheer and swoon for the villain, hero and heroine.
You can book online or call the Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily) from October 2019.
The play will run on selected dates from November 29 to December 15, 2019.
Details will be available in mid 2019