The Lightkeeper single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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'Jack Power, an ex-seaman, is a lightkeeper at an unnamed lighthouse on the south-east coast (the 'shipwreck coast') of South Australia. The play covers his midnight-to-dawn watch on a stormy night with a struggling ship in the near distance. Jack revisits the major events of his turbulent life and, in particular, his love for and loss of the widow, Agnes Mary Taylor and her six-year-old son, Henry.' (Source: Australian Script Centre website).

Production Details

  • Toured South Australia and Victoria January 2003.
    Produced by Black Swan Theatre Company and Heytesbury in conjunction with Deckchair Theatre, 16-26 March (Dolphin Theatre) and 29 March - 2 April (Maritime Museum) in Fremantle.
    Produced on ABC Radio National's Airplay on 12 August 2006.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2003
  • Appears in:
    y Collection #7 : 27 New Plays from the Australian Script Centre Lian Tanner (editor), Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 Z1594920 2008 anthology drama The twenty-seven plays on this CD have been selected by our National Reading Group as representing some of the best in contemporary Australian scriptwriting. Many of them have either won or been short-listed for major prizes, and they cover a wide range of themes and styles, from documentary theatre to seditious comedy and apocalyptic drama. Some of the playwrights are well-established, others are emerging writers whose work shows exciting potential. (Source: CD ROM) Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 pg. 16

Works about this Work

A Walk Threw Light on the Story Sunanda Creagh , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 April 2005; (p. 12)
Calm After the Storm Angela Bennie , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 April 2005; (p. 35)
Angela Bennie talks with actor Ian Scott about his acting career, particularly his role in Verity Laugton's The Lightkeeper.
Untitled Mark Hopkins , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 April 2005; (p. 12)

— Review of The Lightkeeper Verity Laughton 2003 single work drama
Yo Ho Ho and a Play Full of Fun Colin Rose , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 April 2005; (p. 26)

— Review of The Lightkeeper Verity Laughton 2003 single work drama
Masterly Performance Does Justice to Gripping Tale Helen Thomson , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 January 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of The Lightkeeper Verity Laughton 2003 single work drama
Masterly Performance Does Justice to Gripping Tale Helen Thomson , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 January 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of The Lightkeeper Verity Laughton 2003 single work drama
Untitled Mark Hopkins , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 April 2005; (p. 12)

— Review of The Lightkeeper Verity Laughton 2003 single work drama
Yo Ho Ho and a Play Full of Fun Colin Rose , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 April 2005; (p. 26)

— Review of The Lightkeeper Verity Laughton 2003 single work drama
A Walk Threw Light on the Story Sunanda Creagh , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 April 2005; (p. 12)
Calm After the Storm Angela Bennie , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 April 2005; (p. 35)
Angela Bennie talks with actor Ian Scott about his acting career, particularly his role in Verity Laugton's The Lightkeeper.
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