All My Love
by Anne Brooksbank
2015 – 2016 & 2018 National Tour
July 17 – November 1 2015 – 5 week tour to 17 venues in NSW, VIC, WA & QLD
Penrith, Armidale, Wangaratta, Colac, Margaret River, Carnarvon, South Hedland, Caloundra, Brisbane, Surfer’s Paradise, Coffs Harbour, Barraba, Tamworth, Sutherland, Healesville, Ipswich Dubbo.
February 16 – March 19 2016 – 5 week tour to 7 venues in NSW & VIC
Parramatta, Queanbeyan, Belrose, Warrnambool, Warragul, Bairnsdale, Drysdale.
March 3 – April 27 2018 – 5 week tour to 22 venues in VIC
Heyfield, Wodonga, Upwey, Moyhu, Portland, Frankston, Pyramid Hill, Elmore, Heathcote, Bendigo, St Arnaud, Kyneton, Mooroolbark, Mount Beauty, Dunkeld, Balmoral, Murrabit, Traralgon, Trafalgar, Jindivick, St Albans, Moorabbin.
A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions.
Still revered across Australia, Henry Lawson is one of the nation’s favourite writers and poets. His contemporary, Mary Gilmore, was a literary icon and radical socialist. Both were heroes of literature that had enormous influence over each other. Both were later the face of Australia’s currency. Both were secretly betrothed to each other. At the end of the 19th Century, Mary Gilmore was introduced to the young Henry Lawson. As their friendship developed, Mary found herself caught in the midst of an intense relationship between Henry and his formidable mother, the suffragette Louise Lawson. What followed was the beginning of a love affair, soon thwarted by a devastating deception.
After researching Mary Gilmore’s memoirs, writer Anne Brooksbank first uncovered the tale of loving promises between two of Australia’s most famous writers. Taken from excerpts from the couple’s surviving letters, this is the first time Henry and Mary’s forbidden relationship has been brought to the professional stage.
Henry Lawson: Dion Mills
Mary Gilmore: Kim Denman
Playwright: Anne Brooksbank
Director: Denny Lawrence
Set & Lighting Designer: Jacob Battista
Sound Designer: Chris Hubbard
Costume Coordinator: Sophie Woodward