The Truth is Longer Than a Lie
Following on from its successful season last year, we are delighted to announce that three free community performances of the play, The Truth is Longer than a Lie will be held in Victoria in March.
Penned by by award-winning Australian playwright Kieran Carroll, the play is based on the book The Truth is Longer than a Lie: Children’s experiences of abuse and intervention, written by Prof Chris Goddard and the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Senior Training Consultant, Dr Neerosh Mudaly. Published in 2006 by Jessica Kingsley, it is hailed as the first book to reveal what children and young people have to say - in their own words - about abuse, its effects on their lives, and their experiences when disclosing the abuse.
The play follows two teenagers from two very different families as they break their silence about their devastating experiences.
The community performances are a 50-minute version of the original play and there will also be a Q&A plus supper at the evening shows. To read theatrepeople.com.au’s article on the play, click here.