Hope is an icicle. If it drops from a height, it can pierce a hole right through you. Londoner Edith Middleton arrives in Sydney in the grip of the Depression and watches her last penny roll down the drain of that great wishing well, Australia. As her life pitches into abject poverty, she bears an illegitimate child on a sweatshop floor, a gifted boy who drags his reluctant mother through the hole in his heart to discover love that is at once fragile and cruel. "The Wishing Well" is a feisty, powerful and uplifting story of resilience and love, told seductively with a wealth of actor-power, passion, vivacity and warmth. (2 acts, 21 male, 13 female).
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2008 Matrix Theatre actor alright Andrew Buchanan ANNABELLE Australia BAILIFF Beat beautiful BELLA blinis bloody BOBBY bottle Brisbane Bugger cafe Canella CHEF chicken Chicken kiev CHILDREN CUSTOMER dancing diary domovoi door drink EDITH goes Edith Middleton EDITH takes EDITH walks Eugene Gilfedder FAMILY GERALD grabs GREG GUIDO hair hand heart Helen Howard Hello HOWELL JACK Janis Balodis JILLY Justine Walpole keep kids kiev kitchen LADIES laughing LAZLO leaves LILO LILY looks luck MAMMA Matilda Award Matrix Theatre production Melbourne Michael Futcher MISS DAUTH Naomi Price NEVILLE opens Pause play Porter pulls Queensland restaurant runs SARAH SCENE singing sits smiles Sorry staring stop Street suitcase SUSSO OFFICER swig Sydney talk tell Thanks There's Tim's Timothy Victor Kiss VOICE WAITER What's wrong white streak Wishing WOMAN YWCA