What is the Spirit that always leads the toddler’s feet from home?

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About the Production

Written by Megan Riedl, Hollow is a moving human drama, based on the true story of Daylesford’s Three Lost Children of 1867. The play focuses on the mother’s experience of grief and the machinations of the extended public search for the boys. Exploring the themes of power and grief, it is ultimately a story about hollow promises.

It is a re-imagining of true events with a shift in focus to those usually left behind from Australian history – women, children and Indigenous people.

Past Presentations

Hollow had its world premiere at the Daylesford Town Hall from 30th June – 2nd July. Featuring a local central Victorian cast and the support of many local businesses, the play was well received to make the beginning of a number of 150th Anniversary activities for the Three Lost Children.


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Sarah Graham – Nell Jeandet
William Graham Snr – Thomas Aston
William Graham Jnr – Drusilla Dickenson-Bray
Thomas Graham – Pepper Eisner
Elizabeth Burman – Liana Skewes
Benjamin Burman – Paul Pearman
Alfred Burman – James Dawson
Missy Burman – Kira Dawson
Mrs Griffiths – Emily Wilden
Griff – Quinn Le Fevre
Councillor Bleakley – Darcy Oliver
Reverend Main – David Mark Farrington
Geo H. Jamieson / Dr McNicoll – Mark Collins
Tommy Farmer – Jacob Honeychurch
A Bush Spirit – Perri Eaton
A Traveller – David Elias

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Production enquiries should be made to Megan J Riedl