Letters to Lindy

Saturday 7 July, 8pm
108 days from now
Detail upon detail is woven into a finely stitched masterpiece. Australian Stage
…a fascinating collage depicting Australian attitudes to grief, justice, celebrity, and to women who do not conform to expectations… Jason Blake, SMH
A rather extraordinary play… a very moving couple of hours. Canberr Times

Presented by Merrigong Theatre Co in association with Canberra Theatre Centre

By Alana Valentine.

A mother’s loss. A nation’s obsession.
Filled with warmth, humour and heartbreak, award-winning playwright Alana Valentine explores our fascination with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.
A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that her baby was taken by a dingo denied and discredited; the media circus; the rumours and the mob mentality; and a nation’s prejudices laid bare.
Over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report, the public wrote more than 20,000 letters to Lindy Chamberlain. From sympathy to abuse, from children as well as from those who have lost a child, these letters traverse the gamut of human response to Lindy’s story.
Letters to Lindy draws on this correspondence, as well as extensive interviews with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton to create an enthralling, moving, and long overdue dialogue between Lindy and the nation.

Duration 2hrs, 10mins inc interval
Recommended for ages 15+


  • Director - Darren Yap
  • Designer - James Browne
  • Co-Composer / Co-Sound Designer - Max Lambert and Roger Lock
  • Lighting Designer - Toby Knyvett
  • Cast Includes - Jeanette Cronin


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