The Street Theatre in Canberra presents the world premiere season of Cold Light. AFI award winner Sonia Todd will bring the iconic character of Edith Campbell Berry to life. Adapted by Alana Valentine from the novel by Franklin Miles award winner Frank Moorhouse, and directed by Caroline Stacey, this racy, entertaining epic tells of a remarkable woman with ambition and vision and her role in the transformation of modern Australia over three decades from the 1950s.
Sonia Todd is well known for her work in film, stage and television performances, including McLeod’s Daughters and Police Rescue and ideal as Edith - one of the most complex and intriguing women in Australian fiction. Cold Light has Edith returning to Australia and to its new capital with ambition to become the country’s first female ambassador.
Canberra themed work Cold Light will charm and provoke, while asking timely questions about Australia’s relationship to women of vision and people of difference. This is the first stage adaption of a Frank Moorhouse novel. The work is theatrical storytelling on a grand scale.
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