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Princess Theatre, Launceston
Infrequent coarse language
Themes of racial violence and intergenerational trauma
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Moogahlin Performing Arts & Sydney Theatre Company Production
by Jane Harrison
directed by Wesley Enoch
On a sweltering day in January 1788, seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour. The attendees, six of them Elders and one new initiate, catch-up, laugh together, share a meal and comparenotes. But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentousdecision is waiting to be made.
A mysterious fleet of giant nawi is amassing in the harbour and as they creep closer, these seven representatives must choose unanimously: whether to send these strangers on their way or welcome them?
After its Sydney Theatre Award-winning premiere production at the 2020 Sydney Festival, Muruwari playwright Jane Harrison’s The Visitors is a brand new production directed by one of Australia’s most celebrated directors, Quandamooka man Wesley Enoch.
Co-produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company, The Visitors is at once a riveting, deeply researched insight into one of the most impactful and painful days in Australia’s history, and a hugely entertaining study of how communities respond to change and the unknown.
★★★★★ “a powerful and contemplative performance that challenges the mind and moves the heart”
★★★★★ “An outstanding cast”
★★★★ “powerful, authentic First Nations storytelling”
Image by Rob Hooker