Synopsis

The Wishing Well

The Wishing Well $19.99

Michael Futcher & Helen Howard

Published by Currency Press

5 Male 3 Female

Londoner Edith Middleton arrives in Sydney in the grip of the Depression and watches her last penny roll down the drain of that great wishing well, Australia

As her life pitches into abject poverty, she bears an illegitimate child on a sweatshop floor, a gifted boy who drags his reluctant mother through the hole in his heart to discover love that is at once fragile and cruel

The Wishing Well is a feisty, powerful and uplifting story of resilience and love, told seductively with a wealth of actor-power, passion, vivacity and warmth

"Just what comes out of the gifted and creative team of Helen Howard and Michael Futcher never ceases to amaze me ... But never, in all their years of writing and creating theatre together have these two come up with anything as good as The Wishing Well" ~ Nigel Munro-Wallis, ABC Brisbane

"Complex, insightful and theatrical through and through ... a great example of the theatrical and emotional journey good drama can produce" ~ Bree Hadley, The Australian

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