STARLIGHT STORIES | EARTH KEY PRODUCTIONS
Presented by Earth Key Productions with The Starlight Children's Foundation
2013 Lend Lease Darling Quarter, SYDNEY
"STARLIGHT STORIES is an emotional and uplifting night at the theatre. I would highly recommend seeing this show, it’s verbatim theatre at its most powerful. Extraordinary personal stories told with sensitivity and honesty". - Claudia Karvan (Time of Our Lives, Puberty Blues, Secret Lives of Us)
Starlight Stories tells the inspirational stories, word for word, of the Starlight families whose lives have been turned upside by their child’s serious illness and of the transformational experience of hospitalization and treatment by The Starlight Children’s Foundation.
In this powerful style of theatre, the actors interview Starlight parents, volunteers and those people whose lives are directly affected. Not a single syllable is added as the actors perfect every movement, mannerism and inflection of the person they have studied capturing the immediate reflection of the heartbeat within the Starlight community. The result is immediate and powerful story telling which will both touch, move and inspire you.
From the team that brought you Stories form the Wayside: Standing ovations after each performance says it all…
“Heartbreaking and also heart-warming, this is a powerful, moving and thought-provoking, even humbling piece of reality theatre with fine ensemble acting, great characterizations and excellent performances all round….an exceptionally successful example of the genre… Necessary, recommended viewing.” Arts Hub
“4 out of 5 stars: No judgement and a heart as big as the harbour… Stories From the Wayside should be a reminder that we are all part of a community that doesn’t always support those who have fallen through the cracks… a touching, honest and intimate night of storytelling. Go to Stories to be reminded of the human face of inequality, of the effects of an unsympathetic community – and then go home and do something about it.” Time Out
DIRECTOR Dean Carey
PRODUCER Angus Anderson
ASSISTANT PRODUCER Cat Dibley
PRODUCTION MANAGER Jamie Exworth
Gustavo Barbosa, Nikki Britton, Martin Crewes, Kate Fraser, Paul Hooper, Dale March, Suzanne Pereira, Morgan Powell
Photography by Paul McMahon