Cold Light (Public Reading)


July 2013

Frank Moorhouse

Alana Valentine

Caroline Stacey

Raoul Craemer
Craig Higgs
Soren Jensen
Belinda McClory
Emma Strand
William Zappa



Novelist Frank Moorhouse loves Canberra.

He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel COLD LIGHT set in 1950s Canberra and featuring one of Australias greatest fictional characters Edith Campbell Berry.

Frank has never had a novel adapted for the stage but in 2012 Canberras The Street Theatre optioned the rights to the Edith Campbell Trilogy and award-winning playwright, Alana Valentine, accepted the commission from The Street and has adapted the work to first draft stage.

Canberra audiences are invited to the first showing of the first draft of this adaptation of COLD LIGHT and also to a discussion post-read with novelist Frank Moorhouse, playwright Alana Valentine, director Caroline Stacey, and the cast. By sharing your thoughts with the creative team you will assist us progress the work to production-ready stage.