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This is Eden by Emily Goddard

03 9662 9966

27 Apr 2017, 28 Apr 2017, 29 Apr 2017

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30 Apr 2017, 4 May 2017, 5 May 2017, 6 May 2017, 7 May 2017

This is Eden set in 1839, Cascades Female Factory, Hobart Town. In a solitary cell, on the edge of survival, a ‘sleek little savage’ waits alone in the darkness. Left for dead, ten thousand miles from home, she plots escape and reveals, with biting mockery, the untold tales of her captors. This is Eden is at once an examination of a dark past, a parody of the way we perceive it and a vital call to arms.

From performer and theatre maker Emily Goddard (You Got Older, The Boy at the Edge of Everything, The Lonely Wolf) and director Susie Dee (SHIT, The Long Pigs, Savages) comes a dark, humorous and provocative anti-bonnet drama inspired by the rebellion and resistance of the female convicts of Van Diemen’s Land.

Using the French clowning technique of Bouffon, where outcasts ridicule and provoke those in power, Goddard and Dee tread a fine line between the grotesque and charming to bring to life an extraordinary tale of rebellion and survival that has conveniently escaped the nation’s history lesson.

Developed with the support of HotHouse Theatre 2015, Creative Victoria and The Australia Council.

Content: fortyfivedownstairs

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Type Entry cost
Preview $25
For groups of 6+

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