Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Not Just Ned – bringing to life the women behind the Ned Kelly legend
Two performances on today at Arts Space Wodonga will reveal the incredible lives of the women behind the Ned Kelly legend.
Melbourne-based theatre company Two Friends Productions will perform Not Just Ned at 11.30am and 6pm, using comedy and entertainment to bring history to life.
Their iconic humour and entertaining style will focus on the women caught up in the Kelly saga.
Amanda Bermand (writer and performer) and Jade Thomson (producer, designer and performer) are the faces behind Two Friends Productions, and pride themselves on using comedy and entertainment to fully engage and educate young audiences.
Their plays are filled with physical comedy, heightened characters, songs, and unique scripts – as well as bright, imaginative props and costumes.
Many of the plays focus on a figure from history or consider science, history, world events or social messages. The plays have themes based around self-belief, confidence, and following your dreams.
Today’s performances are mainly aimed at primary and early high school students, but can be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.
The performances complement the current exhibition Furious Riding: The Kelly Women Narratives by artist Janet Goodchild-Cuffley, on until Saturday, August 26.
Other events relating to the exhibition:
- Author talk by Noelene Allen whose book Ellen: a woman of spirit inspired this exhibition: Saturday, August 12, from 2pm to 3pm
- Artist talks with Janet Goodchild-Cuffley: Saturdays, August 19 and 26, at 2pm.