Secrets revealed

Kerry Goode, left, Andrew Watson, playwright Yvette Wall and Natalie Aung Than are appearing in Dolls From The Sky.
Kerry Goode, left, Andrew Watson, playwright Yvette Wall and Natalie Aung Than are appearing in Dolls From The Sky.

Set in 1953, the Old Mill |Theatre production delves into bigotry, racism and emotional distress in the story of an Australian ex-serviceman and his Polish migrant housekeeper as truths and secrets he would rather keep hidden suddenly come to the surface.

Writer Yvette Wall said some of the characters were based on stories she had heard from her mother, who came to Fremantle aboard the General WC Langfitt in 1950.

�Some of the Polish character�s journey in Dolls From The Sky is based on my mother�s actual story,� she said.

�My father arrived from British India in 1948 and had a keen interest in World War II history that he passed on to me.

�I did some historical research to write this play � it�s dedicated to my parents.�

Dolls from the Sky is on at the Old Mill Theatre from September 2-5. Tickets are $20. Call 9367 8719 for tickets or more information.