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Witty and relevant, a stage adaptation of Alice Pung's Laurinda is filled with intelligence and humour

By Kate Hunter, Lecturer in Art and Performance, Deakin University
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Review: Laurinda, directed by Petra Kalive.

The Melbourne Theatre Company’s Laurinda is a smart re-framing of Alice Pung’s classic coming-of-age novel about the racism inherent in the privileged world of private school culture.

In a bizarre twist of magical-realist fate, jaded school principal Lucy Lam (confidently and energetically played by Ngoc Phan) journeys back in time to inhabit her 15-year-old schoolgirl self, newly arrived at an elite private girls school.

Lucy must…The Conversation

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