Ruby Moon

A gripping and haunting tale…

Little Ruby Moon puts on her favourite red dress and sets off to visit her grandma at the end of Flaming Tree Grove…and disappears without a trace.

Desperate for answers, her parents, obsess over the clues and the little information they have about their daughter’s case. The drama unfolds as disturbing clues start arriving anonymously at the Moon’s household.

This contemporary play, by Australian Matt Cameron, is a glowing example of magic realism. Presenting a spellbinding picture of Australian suburbia, Ruby Moon explores fear of the unknown, the psyche of suburbia and loss of innocence.

Suitable for students studying Gothic Theatre, Australian Theatre, Magic Realism, Heightened Naturalism or Theatre of the Absurd, this performance also provides links to English curriculum.


Duration 90 minutes +10 minute Q&A
Maximum 250 students per session
Performance space 4m x 4m
Access to a power outlet required

Curriculum Links

KLA’S: The Arts and English

General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding, Personal and
Social Capabilities

Conventions and Styles: Gothic theatre, magic realism, absurd theatre, heightened naturalism, surrealism, episodic structure,
multiple characters

Themes/Concepts: Loss, grief, relationships, fractured fairy tales, community, fear, innocence vs loss of innocence, loss of power


  • $8 per student +GST
  • A minimum charge of $800 +GST per performance (equivalent to 100 students)

All of our performances are the same price for all regions. We are a not-for-profit organisation passionate about providing quality Arts experiences to all Queensland students, so if your school has less than 100 students, please consider combining with another school or contact the Youth Touring team to discuss your options.

Full Terms and Conditions

TERM 1 & 2
GRADE 7-12
AREA A B C D and E

Writer: Matt Cameron
Performers: Mary Eggleston and Matthew Filkins



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