Stella – The Miles Franklin Story

stella - the miles franklin story
Stella - The Miles Franklin Story
STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story – feat. Monique diMattina, Alma Zygier & Fem Belling

Songs, skits and gossip from a musical in development.

Acclaimed Australian composer/lyricist Monique diMattina presents a concert work-in-progress version of her newest project – STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story.

Sharing songs, stories, gossip and skits from this musical in development, Monique and her all-star chamber orchestra tell the extraordinary life story of Australian author Stella Miles Franklin.

Starring ALMA ZYGIER and FEM BELLING and featuring

The Brindabella String Quartet:

Fem Belling, Xani Kolac, Esther Henderson, Kalina Krusteva

The Talbingo Band:

Monique diMattina, Cat Canteri, Adrian Perger, Sam Lemann, Ben Robertson

Although the Miles Franklin Award is Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, most Australians are unaware that Miles was a woman, let alone the details of her extraordinary life.

Weaving together songs, gossip and Stella Miles Franklin’s own words, the show brings audiences on an epic journey from Franklin’s Snowy Mountains childhood to fame as the young author of My Brilliant Career, years battling for women’s suffrage and labour rights in the USA and UK, WWI field work, creative struggles and legacy as a trailblazing champion of Australian art, conservation and culture.

STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story will make you laugh, cry and love what Stella called ““our unique, inebriating, laughing, haunting, wistful, brooding, ancient, ageless, siren land”

Shows (Silver & Bronze Membership)
26/05/2024 2.00pm | Admin Fee $26.90 | Book Tickets

Brunswick Ballroom
314 Sydney Road
Melbourne, Victoria

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