The Day the Sky Turned Black (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

The Day the Sky Turned Black

One-man show tells the story of the 2009 Australian firestorms

Ali Kennedy-Scott retells the story of the firestorms that claimed the lives of 173 Australians in February 2009, acting out the testimonies of five survivors. Each character is convincingly portrayed, with Kennedy-Scott changing her mannerisms to suit each one; the transitions between them, though, follow a somewhat rigid and formulaic process.
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The Day the Sky Turned Black

  • 3 stars

On 7 February 2009, South Eastern Australia was ravaged by firestorms equalling the energy of 1,500 atomic bombs. Based on the true events of Australia's greatest natural disaster, an inspiring story of courage, humour amidst adversity and hope. Weaving together stories of survival from Black Saturday, this new work…