Matilda Fish and the Bushranger – tickets now on sale!

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We’d love you to join us at Blaxland and Daughter’s new production which brings alive a forgotten story from Sydney’s North Shore. Who remembers when bushrangers roamed this respectable area?

Matilda Fish and the Bushranger brings to life the real story of a woman who was held up twice by the same bushranger, William Geary in her house which stood right where Killara train station stands today.

Meet Matilda and William in early colonial Sydney, where times were hard and life was tough. Convict William Geary escapes six times with his gang of desperate bushrangers. Matilda Fish attempts to make a new life for herself and her family on Sydneys rough North Shore, and is determined to testify against the bushrangers. Travel with these two extraordinary people through their daring escapes and adventures in an exciting, fast-paced story. And watch out for gang member John Whiteman, the flying barber, a master with soap and a cut-throat razor!

Acclaimed actress Brigid OSullivan from Pioneers in Petticoats will play Matilda Fish, joined by versatile British actor Andy Simpson.

Our creative team includes director Jessica Blaxland Ashby, designer Deirdre Burges and composer Andrew Chessher. Wendy Blaxland and Jessica Blaxland Ashby are the mother and daughter team behind Blaxland and Daughter, which has already successfully toured CROSSING and Pioneers in Petticoats around NSW.


Brush Farm House, Eastwood

  • Saturday 20th August 3pm and 6pm
  • Saturday 10th September 3pm and 6pm
  • Saturday 22nd October 3pm and 6pm

Hughenden Hotel, Woollahra

  • Thursday 1st September 6:30pm
  • Friday 2nd September 6:30pm

Eskbank House and Museum, Lithgow

Saturday 17th September 3pm and 6pm

PRICESTicket prices $20-30 (discounts for families and groups 8+)

Book now

There will be a few tickets available at the venue on the day of the performance (no phone bookings). Eskbank House and Museum has some tickets available at the Lithgow Visitors Centre.

William Geary the Bushranger Soldier and bushranger William Gear Matilda Fish from Killara