The Ballad of Penelope and Marlin

Thursday 8th July 2021

In 2016 a team of Great Southern Artists gathered at the Vancouver Arts Centre to imagine how life would be in 50 years time. The Futures Project was a City of Albany collaborative script writing residency that resulted in a contemporary musical theatre script titled, The Ballad of Penelope and Marlin.

Five years later, the team at Southern Edge Arts have employed a team of Great Southern performing artists to stage the premiere production at the Albany Town Hall this July.

The Ballad of Penelope and Marlin is a comical look at life in future lockdown, where robot bees tend to your needs and love begins with an upgrade.

Marlin is the last in a long line of fishermen. With no fish left in the oceans, he reluctantly enters Harmony Hive and meets Penelope, a future star, who disrupts the hive with a start up like no other.

This exclusively Great Southern musical is about hope, desire and a hive that is home to humans and the last living bee.

With a creative team of recognisable Great Southern Artists including David Rastrick, Annette Carmichael, Anne Sorenson, Serena McLauchlan and Nelson Blake, The Ballad of Penelope and Marlin promises to be a memorable night of theatre in the newly renovated Albany Town Hall.

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For more information or comments please contact Anne Sorenson on 0466 123 393.

Event Details

Time: 7pm, 2pm Sunday matinee

Venue: Albany Town Hall

Cost: $25pp for ages 15+


Contact: Anne Sorenson

Organisation: Southern Edge Arts

Phone: 0466 123 393


Event Date(s)

  • Thursday 8th July 2021

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