A FAIRYTALE GOES WRONG
SET in a picture-perfect Flaming Tree Grove, Ruby Moon is the fairtytale everyone loves. Until its not.
Written by Matt Cameron and directed by Louise Collins at Belmont’s Latvian Centre Theatre, the story follows a couple struggling to come to terms with the mysterious disappearance of their young daughter, Ruby, who left to visit her grandmother and never came back.
They are almost ready to give up hope – until the arm of Ruby’s doll turns up in their letterbox.
“Ruby Moon is a fractured fairytale based on Little Red Riding Hood,” Collins said.
“The play isn’t actually about Ruby or what happened to her; it’s about her parents dealing with the fact their only daughter is gone.”
Collins said she first studied Ruby Moon while in Year 12 and fell in love with the play.
“Given this is the first major show I’m directing, I wanted it to be a play I knew well.”
Natalie Aung Than plays Sylvie, the mother of the missing Ruby.