The Visitors

23 Jul—24 Jul Multiple Showings

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 compare notes. But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentous decision 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 embarks on a national tour, this time 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.

WARNINGS: Infrequent coarse language, themes of racial violence, descriptions of violence, intergenerational trauma, and theatrical haze.

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Adult Senior Concession Member Under 30 Group 10+
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Show times
8:00pm, Tuesday 23 July 2024 11:00am, Wednesday 24 July 2024
John Leslie Theatre 100 Foster Street Sale, 3850
Run time
1 hour 15 minutes, no interval
Presented by
A Moogahlin Performing Arts & Sydney Theatre Company Production
Written By
Jane Harrison
Directed By
Welsey Enoch
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