All That Glitters was a stage production produced, directed, and cast entirely in the Goldfields of Western Australia.
The show was performed as a 6-night run as part of the 2018 Fringe World Festival in Perth.
In a compelling series of interconnected conversations, All That Glitters examined the lives and stories of those shaped by the gold mining industry in the Goldfields of Western Australia. The diverse cast weaved a dramatic tapestry of stories about Aboriginal and white settlement, perspectives on gold, mining, and the relationship of ownership to identity.
A 40-minute stage show produced by E13 in the Goldfields, Western Australia. Written by Dan Carter & Linden Brownley. Directed by Dan Carter. Performed by Dan Carter, Linden Brownley, Kira Bolitho, Malahki Hansen, Quentin Brennan, James Topliss, Caitlyn Beasley, Savannah Donaldson & Taliah Donaldson.
All That Glitters was a locally produced stage show developed to contribute to the 125th anniversary celebrations of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in order to examine an Aboriginal story, and the impact of gold discovery on the region.
We worked with the Brownley family and gained permission to use a Dreaming story that had been passed down through the generations to address this ‘forgotten theme’ of Goldfields history. We engaged Dan Carter, a local actor & director to adapt the Paddy Hannan scene of his exisiting play An Ounce Of Luck to integrate into the stage show. Ruben Wills from E13 worked with local musicians to create the soundtrack, marketing and design, and recruited a group of Aboriginal students to undertake acting roles in the play, acting as a producer, coach, and mentor to the youth.