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The Convict Maid

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Published on Apr 3, 2012

Emily Pollard of Heartbeast Theatre Company sings "The Convict Maid" at the launch of the Anywhere Theatre Festival in Brisbane, Australia.

The song is promoting the play "Mother Country" by Heartbeast Theatre Company; a play about a time when the English ruling classes deliberately got women convicted of crimes so they could send them as convict/prostitutes to the male-dominated Australian penal colonies.

"Mother Country" runs from May 13-18 2012; for more information or to book see http://www.heartbeast.com.au/shows/mo...

The Anywhere Theatre Festival is a theatre festival with one rule; you can't put on your plays in a traditional theatre. For more information see http://anywherefest.com/about-us/

For much longer lyrics to The Convict Maid, see http://folkstream.com/026.html

Apologies for all the background noise...there were lots of performances going on just a few metres behind where this was recorded.

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