Play on Parramatta girls' horrors

True stories of former inmates from the notorious Parramatta Girls Training School will be brought to life when Riverside Theatres presents Parramatta Girls.

Written by award-winning playwright Alana Valentine, Parramatta Girls explores the physical, psychological and sexual abuse endured by many who have since given evidence before the royal commission into the abuse of minors in government institutions.

Directed by Tanya Goldberg, the play will feature performances by Australian actresses Christine Anu, Holly Austin, Annie Byron, Vanessa Downing and many others.

Producer Camilla Rountree said: "Few plays could be more relevant to current events, and with the anniversary of the closing of the actual home, this is a theatre experience not to be missed."

There will also be forums held with the cast and some of the real Parramatta girls after some performances.

A photographic exhibition will be held in the foyer.

An open day at the home will be held on Saturday, May 10. The play is May 3 to 17.

Tickets: Adults $48, concession $43, under 30s $38, students $31.

■ Details: riversideparramatta.com.au, 8839 3399.

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