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The Dictionary of Lost Words

Playhouse
Melbourne
Playhouse, 100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

Date

21 Feb –
17 Mar

About the Show

Discover the captivating world of “The Dictionary of Lost Words” at Arts Centre Melbourne. Running until March 17th 2024, this thought-provoking theatrical experience delves into the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Set against the backdrop of the suffrage movement and World War I, this mesmerising production follows the journey of Esme, a young girl who grows up in the Scriptorium, where her father works on the dictionary. As she collects words discarded by the male compilers, Esme begins to understand the power of language in shaping perceptions and challenging societal norms.

Directed by Jessica Arthur and based on the best-selling novel by Pip Williams, “The Dictionary of Lost Words” is a poignant exploration of feminism, language, and the quest for identity. With a stellar cast and evocative storytelling, this production promises to leave audiences both moved and inspired.

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Discover the captivating world of “The Dictionary of Lost Words” at Arts Centre Melbourne. Running until March 17th 2024, this thought-provoking theatrical experience delves into the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Set against the backdrop of the suffrage movement and World War I, this mesmerising production follows the journey of Esme, a young girl who grows up in the Scriptorium, where her father works on the dictionary. As she collects words discarded by the male compilers, Esme begins to understand the power of language in shaping perceptions and challenging societal norms.

Directed by Jessica Arthur and based on the best-selling novel by Pip Williams, “The Dictionary of Lost Words” is a poignant exploration of feminism, language, and the quest for identity. With a stellar cast and evocative storytelling, this production promises to leave audiences both moved and inspired.

Date

21 Feb
17 Mar

About the Show

Discover the captivating world of “The Dictionary of Lost Words” at Arts Centre Melbourne. Running until March 17th 2024, this thought-provoking theatrical experience delves into the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Set against the backdrop of the suffrage movement and World War I, this mesmerising production follows the journey of Esme, a young girl who grows up in the Scriptorium, where her father works on the dictionary. As she collects words discarded by the male compilers, Esme begins to understand the power of language in shaping perceptions and challenging societal norms.

Directed by Jessica Arthur and based on the best-selling novel by Pip Williams, “The Dictionary of Lost Words” is a poignant exploration of feminism, language, and the quest for identity. With a stellar cast and evocative storytelling, this production promises to leave audiences both moved and inspired.

Read More

Discover the captivating world of “The Dictionary of Lost Words” at Arts Centre Melbourne. Running until March 17th 2024, this thought-provoking theatrical experience delves into the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Set against the backdrop of the suffrage movement and World War I, this mesmerising production follows the journey of Esme, a young girl who grows up in the Scriptorium, where her father works on the dictionary. As she collects words discarded by the male compilers, Esme begins to understand the power of language in shaping perceptions and challenging societal norms.

Directed by Jessica Arthur and based on the best-selling novel by Pip Williams, “The Dictionary of Lost Words” is a poignant exploration of feminism, language, and the quest for identity. With a stellar cast and evocative storytelling, this production promises to leave audiences both moved and inspired.

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