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Potchnagoola - one act play


$25 AUD + BF

$25 AUD + BF

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KSP Writers' Centre

Potchnagoola - one act play

Date and Time

Sat 5th Oct 2019, 6:00 pm - Sun 6th Oct 2019, 8:00 pm


Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre
11 Old York Rd, Greenmount WA 6056, Australia

Event description

In the late 1960s, a talented young pianist named David Helfgott was introduced to Katharine Susannah Prichard, the 81-year-old famous author and 'Red Witch of Greenmount'. Through a series of Friday night visits, an unlikely friendship formed in which Katharine would heal and David would grow.

This unique one-act play commemorates the incredible and tragic life of Katharine Susannah Prichard, and her extraordinary friendship with David Helfgott. It will be staged at her actual heritage-listed home in Greenmount.

Adult themes. SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+

BONUS: Evening Sessions, Sat & Sun nights: Nibbles and wine available for purchase.

BONUS: Afternoon Session, Sun: Includes a special community choir performance led by Bernard Carney.

Scriptwriter: Louise Helfgott

Director: Douglas Sutherland-Bruce

This play has been commissioned by the Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation Inc for the 50th anniversary of her passing in October 1969, as part of the 'Colours of Katharine' commemoration event. 

The production is supported by the Western Australian government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and the Shire of Mundaring.

Other community partners and supporters include:

  • Swan Magazine 
  • Earnshaw's Real Estate
  • Minuteman Press
  • Peta Shaw
  • Nathan Hobby
  • Shey Marque
  • Mundaring & Hills Historical Society
  • Wild Weeds Press

Refund Policy

Refunds are available 7 days prior to the event

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The Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers’ Centre is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging authors and running writing development activities in the former home of celebrated Australian writer, Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969), author of Coonardoo, Working Bullocks and The Goldfields Trilogy.