Riverside Theatres presents THE VISITORS, a Captivating Insight into Australia’s Painful Colonial Past

Published by: Kabuku PR | 22-Sep-2023
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Venue: Riverside Theatres
Address: Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
Date: 19 - 21 October 2023
Ticket: Members tickets starting from $63 | Non-Members Tickets starting from $66
Web: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/whats-on/the-visitors/
EMail: boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Call: 8839 3399
 Riverside Theatres presents THE VISITORS, a Captivating Insight into Australia’s Painful Colonial Past
Riverside Theatres is excited to present Sydney Theatre Company and Moogahlin Performing Arts’s The Visitors, by Muruwari playwright Jane Harrison, from 19th to 21st October.

After its critically acclaimed, award-winning premiere at the 2020 Sydney Festival, The Visitors will be reworked for this brand-new production directed by one of Australia’s most celebrated directors, Quandamooka man Wesley Enoch (Queensland Theatre Company’s Sunshine Super Girl).

On a sweltering day in January 1788, seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour. The attendees, six Elders and one new initiate catch up, laugh together, share a meal and compare notes. But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentous decision awaits.

A mysterious fleet of giant nawi is amassing in the harbour, and as they creep closer, these seven representatives must choose unanimously: Should they send these strangers on their way or welcome them?

The Visitors is a riveting, deeply researched insight into one of Australia’s most impactful and painful days and a hugely entertaining study of how communities respond to change and the unknown.

The Visitors features an all-star cast, including Joseph Wunujaka Althouse (Hayes Theatres’ The Lucky Country), Luke Carroll (Belvoir’s At What Cost?), Elaine Crombie (STC’s The 7 Stages of Grieving), Guy Simon (Griffin’s Whitefella Yella Tree), Beau Dean Riley Smith (QTC’s Sunshine Super Girl), and Dalara Williams (TV’s The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart).

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