Erin Brannigan: Nunsense in Hill End

In 2005 in Hill End, five hours out of Sydney, Erin Brannigan is continually surprised and thrilled by Julie-Anne Long’s The Nun’s Picnic, encountering in the tiny town a flock of nuns (with sexy underwear and travelling to “Like a virgin”), evocations of inner spiritual life and an hilariously provocative, and locally controversial, night-time performance by a stellar cast.

RealTime issue 65, Feb-March 2005

Top image credit: Julie-Anne Long, Kathy Cogill, The Nuns’ Picnic, photo courtesy the artists

14 February 2005