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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.

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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