Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

Lightning Ridge

A beautiful and heart-breaking story for everyone age 8+ about the possibility of dreams, a community coming together, the preciousness of hope and how, sometimes, we have to believe in the impossible.


About the Show

Created by multi–award winning theatre company Catherine Wheels with text by Robert Alan Evans (The Voice Thief, Tiger Tale, Tiger), Lightning Ridge is a new one–woman show for families performed by Catherine Wheels Artistic Director, Gill Robertson (White, WhirlyGig).

Lightning Ridge is based on “Pobby and Dingan”, a short story by Ben Rice set in the Australian outback. It is about a boy called Ashmol who lives in Lightning Ridge, a small mining town, with his mum, dad and sister Kellyanne. Kellyanne has two imaginary friends, Pobby and Dingan. One day, Pobby & Dingan disappear, and Ashmol is happy that they are finally out of his life but Kellyanne becomes sick. As Kellyanne becomes sicker, Ashmol tr ... Read More

International, Comedy, Young People, Family, New Writing, Storytelling, Theatre

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