Randolph Stow’s

The Girl Green As Elderflower

He thought of his dream, of how he had looked up out of a pit, and seen the foreign leaves, which had formed themselves into a face…’

This musical stage adaptation is based on the novel of the same name by multi-award winning, Australian-born Randolph Stow. It revolves around Cris Clare, who returns to his ancestral family in Suffolk, recovering from a mysterious illness. His fevered dreams are filled with the local folklore and soon the line between reality and myth blurs. This multi-layered story touches on xenophobia, misogyny, sexuality and mental illness in the changing UK seasons of 1961. Mostly light-hearted and sentimental, this strange piece is also eerie, fragile and cruel, abounding with youthful characters inhabited by older souls.

Adapted for the stage by Richard Davies from the novel by Randolph Stow

Lyrics and Music by Richard Davies

Director Sara Grenfell

Musical Director Shelley Dunlop

Designer Christina Logan-Bell

Sound Designer Ryan Smedley

Lighting Designer Shane Grant

Cast includes: Alice Albon, Nicholas Bell, Choe Bruer-Jones, Chris Colman, Liam Dodds, Giordano Gangl, Helen Hopkins, Tori Mc Cann, Billy Sloane, Tess Walsh, Mitch Wills

Image by Jodie Hutchinson





March 20 – 31



Wed 6.30pm| Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm| Sun 4pm

Approx running time: 90 min


La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond St, Carlton


Tickets Info/

Full $30 Concession  $20

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