by Rebecca Lister

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by Rebecca Lister

Calling All Angels was written in 1999 after many weeks of consultation, workshops and group discussions with twenty young people (aged 12—18) from the Hepburn Shire.

The group wanted the play to focus on issues dealing with belonging, home, moving on and death. They wanted it to be humorous, colourful, exciting and involve a variety of performance mediums. They wanted something that would appeal to children, teenagers and adults.

The final shows involved fire twirling, actors arriving on boats, songs, dance, music, party people dressed in lavish silver fabric and was staged on the banks of Lake Daylesford. Six local musicians gave their time and talents voluntarily to the project in order to create 'The Angels' band.

The audience arrived at dusk with picnic baskets, bottles of wine and blankets and sat on the steps of the old dressing sheds to watch the show. This was the first time that the lake had been used for a theatrical event.

Many of the participants in Calling All Angels have gone on to work with Rebecca in a variety of performances, workshops and classes.

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