Matilda Fish and the Bushranger

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This is the true story of Matilda Fish, who was held up twice by the same bushranger William Geary. Early colonial Sydney – life was hard, and only the clever survive. Be a bushranger with William Geary, escaping six times from gaol and going on adventures with his gang including Whiteman, the flying Barber, master with soap and cut-throat razor. Journey with Matilda Fish as she learns to survive in Sydneys rough North Shore with her four small children.

A thrilling romp of a play this story is based on a true tale from Sydney’s colonial history. Where do our sympathies lie, with the bushranger desperate to escape hard punishment, or the woman hamstrung by the law?

Starring two fantastic actors, Brigid O’Sullivan and Andrew Simpson, the play is suitable for ages 6 to 106…but only come if you love a good story!

Public performances:

The performance is 1 hour and 10 mins long.

Sydney performances $25-30. Lithgow: $20-25.

Brush Farm House

  • Saturday 20th August – 3pm and 6 pm
  • Friday 9th September – 7:30pm (benefit performance for Marian Street Theatre for Young People)
  • Saturday 10th September – 3pm and 6pm
  • Saturday 22nd October – 3pm and 6pm

Hughenden Hotel

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

Eskbank House and Museum

  • Saturday 17th September – 3pm and 6pm

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