'You can think of me as Ruby Wagtail Big Noise Anderson Rangi Ando Heifer Andy Langford.
Ruby Langford Ginibi's Don't Take Your Love to Town is one of Australia's great and abiding books. Everything and nothing happens - from the small to the absolute, from the simple to the diabolical. Spanning most of the last century, from Coonabarabran to Surry Hills, it is the chronicle of a life.
And Ruby's is one hell of a life.
Leah Purcell directs this one-woman show which attempts something a little bit glorious: to relive Ruby's big and soulful 70-something years in an evening. Don't Take Your Love to
Town is about a lot of things - love, childhood, struggle, humour, family, work - but most of all it is a homage to Black Australia's extraordinary spirit of endurance. (Source: Belvoir St Theatre website.)