The Matilda Women

October 10th, 1988 — October 10th, 1988


La Boite Theatre


La Boite Theatre with the assistance of Bicentennial funding.


Sue Rider


Sue Rider


Musical Director: Anne Rolyance


Justine Anderson
Sharonlee Martin
Christen O’Leary
Rosemary Traynor


The Matilda Women by Sue Rider

Bicentennial funding enabled a professional production of The Matilda Women, based on the stories of early Queensland women, written and directed by Sue Rider, with actors Justine Anderson, Sharonlee Martin, Christen O’Leary, Rosemary Traynor and music director Anne Roylance.

In 1986, Rider had created a similar piece with the Adelaide Theatre Guild for the Adelaide Fringe Festival called Ring the Bell Softly, There’s Crepe on the Door on early South Australian women. It had been such a success that Artistic Director Jim Vilé asked her to do a Queensland version.

Sue Rider was honoured with a Matilda Award for her creation and direction of La Boite’s The Matilda Women.

Writer: Christine Comans


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