In the beginning: Henry Rankine tells the story of Ponde in From Footprint to Footplate, a dramatic history of the Adelaide Hills and Murray plains.A theatricalproduction about the history of the Adelaide Hills will come to Murray Bridge for one show only on Saturday, August 15.
“From Footprint to Footplate” follows the story of the region, beginning with the first encounters between European settlers and the Peramangk and Ngarrindjeri people.
When a motley bunch of travelling entertainers arrive, led by two minstrel clowns, they collaborate on stories quirky and serious, factual and fantastic from the early years of the colony to the golden age of railways.
Along the way, audiences witness the political events that led to the colonisation of South Australia, Charles Sturt’s voyage down the River Murray, Collet Barker’s untimely death, Joseph Hawdon’s cattle drive from Goulburn to Adelaide, the first land surveys, and the arrival of steam power and electricity.
The establishment of Mount Barker and Hahndorf are among the show’s focal points.
Theatre company Inkpot Arts described the production as fast-moving, stimulating and provocative, “designed to inform and delight in equal measure”.
It was written by Strathalbyn playwright Brian Fox and will be directed by Jo-Anne Sarre, both at Murray Bridge, other public shows and a series of school performances.
– Details: Inkpot Arts will present From Footprint to Footplate at Murray Bridge Town Hall at 2pm on Saturday, August 15.
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