Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Theatre -

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.

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