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The man who shot a lawyer . . .

2, 5 and 6 December 2003 at 8 o’clock, Old Magistrate's Court, corner of Russell & LaTrobe Sts, City of Melbourne


a convict's story in words and music

Readings from John Grant’s diary are alternated with music from his library (Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Paradies, Mozart) and a new work for harpsichord, didjeridu and Australian bush sounds by Ron Nagorcka

Tickets $30, concession $20

Credit card bookings through Move records: 9497 3105. Enquiries and other bookings: 9387 3004

James Benedict as John Grant, Elizabeth Anderson harpsichord and Ron Nagorcka didjeridu and synthesiser

Frustrated in love, John Grant shot a London lawyer in the buttock, and was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey. Granted a reprieve, he sailed for New South Wales on December 5th, 1803, bringing with him the first harpsichord ever to arrive on these shores . . . read more about John Grant

with assistance from the Australia Council, the Federal Government’s arts funding and advisory body

Copyright © 2003-4 Elizabeth Anderson. All rights reserved.

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