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My Darling Patricia

Presented in Season 1 2011

Presented by Arts House and Mobile States

8pm, Wed 27 Apr
8pm, Thurs 28 Apr
8pm, Fri 29 Apr
3pm, Sat 30 Apr
8pm, Sat 30Apr
60 mins
$30 / $25

Arts House
Meat Market
5 Blackwood Street,
North Melbourne

Coarse language and smoke effects


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Wheelchair Accessible

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Where some see abandon and chaos, others see the child’s ability to transform their surroundings into places of wonder and delight. Inspired by the true story of three German children who set off to elope under the African sun, broken toys, puppets, and sun-faded furniture are the props that feed the theatre of the imagination in My Darling Patricia’s Africa.

Exploring the resilient powers of imagination, fantasy and escape in the lives of children, Africa is a work for adults told from a child’s perspective, and is a rich continuation of the company’s juxtaposition of the domestic with the fantastic in suburban Australian contexts.

Conceived, designed and created by:
My Darling Patricia
Sam Routledge
Halcyon Macleod
Clare Britton & Bridget Dolan
Composer/Sound Designer:
Declan Kelly
Bryony Anderson
Lighting Designer:
Lucy Birkinshaw
Michelle Robin Anderson, Anthony Ahern, Clare Britton, Jodie Le Vesconte, Sam Routledge

Supported by – Africa is a Malthouse Theatre Commission, produced by Marguerite Pepper Productions and toured by Performing Lines for Mobile States, with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the national performing arts touring program, Playing Australia.
Image by –
Jeff Busby