'Growing up "in a house far away... deep in the bush" in 1954, there are many things six-year-old Matilda doesn't understand: Why is her father away so much? Are the mysterious men who moved into the house next door really spies? Why doesn't her older sister, Elizabeth ever want to go back to school? Why won't her middle-sister, Frances speak? And how can she win the "most interesting pet" prize at school for her sad mother with the beautiful hair?
'Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, the adaptation of this acclaimed novel by Jigsaw explores the human drive to find ways to make sense of our surroundings. Hans Christian Anderson's fairytale, the Petrov affair, and the continuing aftershocks of a world war intermingle in this richly layered exploration of a family's secrets and ultimate redemption.'
Source: Jigsaw Theatre Company website,