Brian Friel’s Olivier Award-winning play is an astonishing evocation of a family’s world on the brink of change.

It’s harvest time in County Donegal, Ireland, 1936.

Outside the village of Ballybeg, the five Mundy sisters battle poverty to raise seven-year-old Michael and care for their brother, ‘Uncle’ Jack.

During the Festival of Lughnasa, Pagan and Christian meet and collide. The sisters fight each other, love each other, dance, yearn and survive.

Directed by Mary-Rose McLaren

Ballarat National Theatre has been performing community theatre since 1938. This adaption is an amateur production made with the passion and energy of volunteers who can’t wait to bring this story to life.

Content: Ballarat National Theatre

Dates & Times
  • Fri 27 Sep 7:30pm–9:30pm
  • Sat 28 Sep 7:30pm–9:30pm
  • Sun 29 Sep 2pm–4pm
  • Wed 2 Oct 7:30pm–9:30pm
  • Thu 3 Oct 7:30pm–9:30pm
  • Fri 4 Oct 7:30pm–9:30pm
  • Sat 5 Oct 7:30pm–9:30pm
  • Sun 6 Oct 2pm–4pm

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  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

  • Fri 27 Sep 7:30pm–9:30pm
  • Sat 28 Sep 7:30pm–9:30pm
  • Sun 29 Sep 2pm–4pm

Woodman's Hill Performing Arts Centre (WHPAC)

1 Fussell Street, Ballarat East VIC 3350

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Accessibility Information

  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

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