The Hatpin is a ground-breaking new Australian musical by young writers Peter Rutherford (music) and James Millar (book & lyrics).
It is based on a true Australian story. In 1892 a desperate mother, Amber Murray (Melle Stewart), makes a heartbreaking decision, the consequences of which are still being felt today. Using the moral support she gains from her friendship with the free-spirited Harriet Piper (Caroline O'Connor), she fights the injustices of circumstance and tragedy to find hope and strength.
The Hatpin had its World Premiere in Sydney in February 2008 with a stellar cast including Caroline O'Connor, Peter Cousens, Barry Crocker, Melle Stewart, Tyran Parke, Michelle Doake, Gemma-Ashley Kaplan, Jennifer Peers, Jodie Harris, Octavia Barron-Martin, James Millar and Nick Christo.
Includes fabulous 24 page colour booklet with photographs from the production and the complete lyrics!
"A gripping production...A powerful piece of musical theatre. A landmark moment in Australian musical theatre." - Mark Hopkins, Sydney Morning Herald
"A sophisticated work...Taking the Australian musical a notch higher." - Troy Lennon, Daily Telegraph
2. The Hymn
3. Twisted Little Town
6. Bad Fruit
7. Knock Knock Knock
9. Gathering Sirens
10. Steal Away
11. The Hand Of Courage
12. These Things
13. Digging Up
14. So Much More Than Me
15. Why Did I Give Him Away?
17. Something Like Being A Mother
18. Natural Causes
19. The Hatpin
20. The Verdict
21. Holding You
22. A Tiny Glow / Sail (reprise)
More info can be found at www.thehatpin.com