Highway Of Lost Hearts, a roadtrip through the centre of Australia

by | May 14, 2024

Riverside Theatres and Lingua Franca, in association with Arts on Tour, are excited to present an outstanding new gig theatre production Highway of Lost Hearts at Riverside Theatres Parramatta from 14th to 15th June.

An allegory for a country that’s lost its heart, Highway of Lost Hearts by Mary Anne Butler (Broken) is half gritty road journey, half magic realism and all heart.

A woman. A dog. A campervan. And 4,500km of wide-open road. Mot wakes up one morning to find that her heart is missing from her chest. She can breathe; she has a pulse – but she feels…nothing. So, she decides to go and look for it. With her dog enlisted as co-pilot, Mot heads down the Highway of Lost Hearts; into the deepest core of the Australian outback – navigating red dirt landscapes, fire and flood, brittle dryness, vast salt lakes, age-old mountains and murky waters filled with lost souls.

Highway of Lost Hearts leaves audiences pondering the question: when your heart goes missing, what lengths will you go to in order to find it again?

Starring theatrical powerhouse Kate Smith, Highway of Lost Hearts is a truly regional story, with original live music composed and performed by alt-country duo and Central West icons, Smith & Jones.

https://riversideparramatta.com.au/whats-on/highway-of-lost-hearts/

Image: Phil Blatch

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