Judy Nunn will be in conversation with Catherine Krause from Central Coast with the support of NSW Public Libraries Association.
They will be discussing her latest bestselling novel Showtime! which takes readers on a scintillating journey through the golden age of Australian showbusiness.
In the second half of the 19th century, Melbourne is a veritable boom town, as hopefuls from every corner of the globe flock to the gold fields of Victoria.
And where people crave gold, they also crave entertainment. Enter stage right: brothers Will and Max Worthing and their wives Mabel and Gertie.
The family arrives from England in the 1880s with little else but the masterful talents that will see them rise from simple travelling performers to sophisticated entrepreneurs.
Enter stage left: their rivals, Carlo and Rube. Childhood friends since meeting in a London orphanage, the two men have literally fought their way to the top and are now producers of the bawdy but hugely popular ‘Big Show Bonanza’. The fight for supremacy begins.
Waiting in the wings: Comedy, tragedy, passion and betrayal; economic depression, the Black Death and the horrors of World War One…
This presentation will be broadcast online using Zoom. Numbers are limited for this free virtual event and bookings are essential.