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Tiptoe by Michael Beresford


THEMES: History of People and Environment, Cultural Identity
Length: 1 Hour
CAST SIZE: 3 – 4 Cast Members

When Brisbane visual artist Emma Lee is commissioned to construct a public art piece in Charters Towers for the Centenary…


When Brisbane visual artist Emma Lee is commissioned to construct a public art piece in Charters Towers for the Centenary celebrations, she is inspired by notorious vagrants Annie Bags and Tiptoe Jen, from the town’s gold mining past. When Emma discovers that Tiptoe had mysteriously disappeared, she becomes convinced that Charters Towers’ elderly respected sisters, Winsome, Ruby and Dot, know what happened to her. Emma’s quest to discover the truth leads her into dangerous waters, as these three sisters are not what they seem.

Production History

The world premier of Tiptoe was produced by JUTE at the JUTE Theatre, Cairns and opened on Friday 4 July.

ISBN: 9780908156702

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

Education Notes

The resource materials found within this pack offer:

Pre-Viewing Activities
Post-Viewing Activities
Creative Activity: Do it Yourself – Turning a Biography into a Play
Suggested Assessment Task
Reading Spring Board Questions – appropriate for classrooms who do not have access to viewing a live production of the work.

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