Eleanor's Story coming to Port Lincoln

PERFORMANCE: 'Eleanor's Story' will be coming to Streaky Bay later this month. Picture: Supplied
PERFORMANCE: 'Eleanor's Story' will be coming to Streaky Bay later this month. Picture: Supplied

Smash hit live show Eleanor’s Story is touring regional South Australia this month, including a stop at Port Lincoln.

Sold out at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival to numerous five-star reviews and back for a hit season at the 2017 Fringe Festival following performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the show will be on at the Port Lincoln RSL Club on at 7.30pm.

Ingrid Garner wrote and performs in this adaptation of her grandmother Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s award-winning autobiography about growing up as an American caught in World War II in Berlin.

​In the fall of 1939 9-year-old Eleanor and her family left New York on the SS Hamburg bound for Germany where a new job and secure financial future awaited her father in Berlin but when Adolf Hitler declared war on Poland their return to the United States became impossible.

Port Lincoln Arts Council secretary and Country Arts SA Presenter Group spokesperson Jenny Chillingworth said Port Lincoln did not have access to many drama productions so the groups were thrilled to be hosting this performance.

“Having performances like these tour to our town with the help of Country Arts SA are a thrill as we can share with our community some of the best theatre the nation has to offer.”

The story of Eleanor and her family is one of excitement and adventure, as well as torment and sadness.

Garner narrates as young Eleanor to provide insight through the eyes of a child caught up in a bewildering time.

She also plays her older brother Frank, her mother and daunting father.

Bookings can be made at Luggage Plus.

Take a plate of supper to share after the show and stay for a question and answer session with Ingrid Garner.