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That Daring Australian Girl

The Holden Street Theatres' Adelaide Fringe Award and Joanne Hartstone present


About the show

“I was born a suffragette. I saw that the world treated women unfairly, and rebelled. The Women of England demand the Vote!” 'That Daring Australian Girl' is the amazing true story of Muriel Matters; the Adelaide-born Actress who became one of the leading figures of the UK’s Suffragette movement and was the “Foremost Woman Orator in Britain”.

A solo-play with music written and performed by Joanne Hartstone. Last year Joanne had great success and an amazing season with her show 'The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign', with which she won the prestigious Holden Street Theatre Award. This year she is bringing her heart and soul to Muriel Matters Holden Street Theatre's Arch. 'That Daring Australian Girl' is directed by Nicholas Collett, with production and lighting design by Tom Kitney and costume design by Nikki Fort.

Praise for Joanne Hartstone's 2017 'The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign'

WINNER: 2017 Adelaide Fringe Made In Adelaide

WINNER 2017 Holden Street Theatre Award

★★★★★ "Joanne Hartstone is an all-round entertainer, oozing comedic, dramatic and musical talent. A true Super Star is Born.” –Edinburgh Guide

★★★★★ “The audience were utterly captivated by Hartstone’s in depth character study and riveting performance. A real highlight of the Fringe.” –Theatre Weekly

★★★★★ “A superb one woman show... Joanne gives an incredible performance, deeply moving at times although with its moments of humour” – Southside Advertiser


Writer/performer: Joanne Hartstone

Director: Nicholas Collett

Production/lighting design: Tom Kitney

Costume design: Nikki Fort

Adelaide Fringe 2018 News

'Her career as an actress took her to the UK, where she was prominent in the movement for women's suffrage. She gained notoriety and eventually tasted victory, so it is surprising so many South Aussies haven't heard of her.' -Radio Adelaide.

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Origin: SA

Rating: PG

Length: 60 minutes

Season: 2018

6-11 Mar at 7.45pm
10, 17 Mar at 1.45pm
13-15, 17-18 Mar at 6.15pm


Adult: $25.00
Concession: $20.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch, Holden Street Theatres

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