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Wickliffe Featured In Musical (8 November 2012)

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Wickliffe The poster design for "Somewhere To Fight For"

In 2012, students from St Peter's Primary School in East Bentleigh, a suburb of Melbourne, toured to Lake Bolac to perform a new musical about Wickliffe. The musical was called "Somewhere To Fight For" and was written by Drew Lane, an award-winning theatrical composer.

"Somewhere To Fight For" featured songs about Wickliffe, and told the story of a young woman who wanted to bring her hometown of Wickliffe back to life but building a tourist attraction - a castle built of hay.

The story drew heavily on the history of the town and the area, as well as its location.

In 2013, the musical was given an Australia Day award for "Best Event" in the Ararat Region. The full cast recording was made and is available on iTunes. A novelisation of the story is also presently being written and be released early 2014.

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