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Acclaimed Play THE VISITORS by Jane Harrison to embark on a National Tour

A Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company Production


Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company present the national regional tour of Jane Harrison's critically acclaimed play, The Visitors, directed by the celebrated Quandamooka man Wesley Enoch.  Fresh from its triumph at the 2023 Sydney Theatre Awards, where it won Best Mainstage Production and Best Ensemble, The Visitors will tour across Australia and to regional areas from July to September 2024.


The Visitors (2023). Images by Daniel Boud
The Visitors (2023). Image by Daniel Boud

The Visitors is set on a sweltering day in January 1788, as seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour. These leaders—six Elders and one new initiate—catch up, laugh, share a meal, and compare notes. Amidst the friendly banter and hospitality, they face a momentous decision as a mysterious fleet of giant nawi amasses in the harbour. The seven representatives must choose unanimously whether to send these strangers on their way or welcome them.


Co-produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company, The Visitors is a riveting, deeply researched insight into one of the most impactful and painful days in Australia’s history. It also offers a hugely entertaining study of how communities respond to change and the unknown.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.moogahlin.org/thevisitors2024tour



WA:

Bunbury: July 13

Albany: July 16

Kalgoorlie: July 18, 19

Sale: July 23

Bunjil: July 25


TAS:

Launceston: July 30

Hobart: August 1, 2, 3


VIC:

Whitehorse: July 26, 27

Frankston: August 6

Bendigo: August 8

Wangaratta: August 10


NSW:

Wagga Wagga: August 13

Griffith: August 15

Bathurst: August 17

Nowra: August 20

Wyong: August 22

Cessnock: August 24

Tamworth: August 27

Port Macquarie: August 29


QLD:

Toowoomba: August 31

Bundaberg: September 3

Rockhampton: September 5

Burdekin: September 7


NT:

Darwin: September 10


DETAILS:

Ticket Price: Venue dependent

Duration: 75 minutes (no interval)

 

CAST

Dalara Williams

Beau Dean Riley

Sean Dow

John Blair

James Slee

Zoe Walters


MOOGAHLIN PERFORMING ARTS TEAM:

Lily Shearer - Artistic Director

Natano Fa’anana - Executive Producer

Liza-Mare Syron - Senior Artistic Associate

Aroha Pehi - Admin and Projects Assistant

Leroy Parsons - Producer

Stephen Wilson Barker - Digital Producer

Megan Kelly - Regional Project Coordinator


CREATIVE TEAM:Playwright: Jane Harrison

Director: Wesley Enoch

Associate Director: Aidan Rowlingson

Cultural Liaison: Aunty Yvonne Simms

Set & Costume Design: Elizabeth Gadsby

Associate Designer: Shana O’Brien

Lighting Design: Karen Norris

Composer & Sound Design: Brendon Boney

Associate Sound Designer: Amy Flannery

Senior Dharug & Dharawal Language Teacher: Corina Norman

Dharug & Dharawal Language Teacher: Jordan Ryan-Hennessey

Voice Coach: Charmian Gradwell

Fight Director: Nigel Poulton

Production Manager: Becky Russell

Stage Manager: Peter Sutherland 


SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY TEAM:

Ben White - Senior Producer

Alice Hatton - Associate Producer


MOOGAHLIN PERFORMING ARTS

Moogahlin Performing Arts was formed on Gadigal country in Redfern NSW in November 2007 by a group of First Peoples performance artists, educators, and community workers before being incorporated in 2009. 

Moogahlin Performing Arts exists to:


  • Develop and produce cross-cultural and interdisciplinary new performance work by First Peoples for First Peoples.

  • Support emerging and established First Peoples practitioners to develop, create and produce innovative and stimulating work.

  • Empower their communities through audience engagement and community development.

  • Provide sector leadership by fostering new talent in key creative, administrative, and production roles.


SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY

Sydney Theatre Company (STC) has been a major force in Australian drama since its establishment in 1978. The Company presents an annual season at its own Harbourside venues and as the resident theatre company of Sydney Opera House. 


Under the Artistic Direction of Kip Williams, STC produces works of scale and ambition that illuminate, entertain, and challenge. STC tours productions throughout Australia and internationally, playing annually to audiences of more than 300,000. 


STC has launched and fostered the theatre careers of many of Australia’s internationally renowned artists including Cate Blanchett, Wayne Blair, Toni Collette, Deborah Mailman, Tim Minchin and Hugo Weaving.

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