Play The Lighthouse Girl heading for Mandurah

Daisy Coyle, Nick Maclaine, Murray Dowsett and Benj D’addario in The Lighthouse Girl.
Daisy Coyle, Nick Maclaine, Murray Dowsett and Benj D’addario in The Lighthouse Girl.

THE play The Lighthouse Girl enjoyed sell-out seasons in Perth and Albany last year.

Now it is coming to Mandurah as part of a tour in the final year of The Centenary of Anzac, marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.

It is a unique Western Australian Anzac story, adapted by WA writer Hellie Turner from the novels The Lighthouse Girl and The Light Horse Boy by Albany author Dianne Wolfer, embodying a powerful and truthful sense of a pivotal time in Australia’s development as a nation.

The Lighthouse Girl is the story of Fay Howe, who was in real life the daughter of the lighthouse keeper on Breaksea Island in King George Sound.

She transcribed Morse code messages from soldiers stationed offshore becoming their last hope of getting word to their loved ones before heading to the front line.

Charlie is a young jackeroo from rural Victoria who enlists in the Light Horse Brigade along with his best mate Jim, in the hope of seeing the world.

The threads of their friendship reach across the world from Albany to Egypt and the ill-fated sands of Gallipoli Cove and so grows a story of universal love and mateship in a perilous time.

The Essentials

WHAT: The Lighthouse Girl.

WHERE: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24.

As a way of honouring veterans, there will be an allocation of free tickets for ex-servicemen and women.

Contact the box office.