Budding actors set for Convict Escapades
Through an open call out, the budding actors were invited to audition to be a part of Convict Escapades. Brianna Harris and Iris Simpson (pictured) were two of the successful applicants who have come on board as part of the teenage acting troop this year.
In the weeks leading up to Convict Escapades, Brianna and Iris will take part in intensive acting workshops; they will learn their scripts and develop their convict characters to debut their acting skills for families at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.
Brianna participated in the event last year and enjoyed it so much that she has returned for another year!
Iris is a budding actress and keen history buff, and these two interests led her to successfully audition for a role in the Convict Escapades production.
For Sydney Living Museums, Convict Escapades provides an exciting opportunity to work with Action Atelier to foster a new generation of actors and to provide families with a unique and creative way to engage with the convict story of Sydney.
Convict Escapades, an immersive theatre experience runs from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 April at Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Bookings are essential at slm.is/escapades
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Rare Cartland Catalogue OnlineFriday 28 June 2019
As part of the CSL&RC's ongoing digitisation efforts, this rare 1886 catalogue for the James Cartland General Brass Foundry, containing a whopping 682 pages of door, window and cabinet hardware, is now available through our Internet Archive page.