La Mama

Talking to the Future

A fascinating in-depth look at Alfred Deakin and the people who helped create Federation and Australian democracy.

Performances & Gigs

Event Details


Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Jun 22, 2022

Event Ends

Jul 3, 2022


La Mama Courthouse


349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC, Australia

What kind of people brought about Federation? Who was it that created Australia as a nation? Idealistic, complex, and energetic, yet to some modern eyes, limited by the beliefs of their era. The cause they strove for, the dilemmas they faced, are strongly relevant today, in a time of concern about globalisation, race, social inequality and national division. This richly textured and extensively researched play presents the complex vision and political, personal and spiritual life of Alfred Deakin, often called this country’s greatest Prime Minister.

Written and Directed by   Darryl Emmerson
Performed by  Mark Lawrence, Christina McLachlan,  Ezra Bix, Annie Ryall, Alex Thomson
Composer:   Brett Wake
Musician:   Joe Bourke
Movement:   Janice Florence
Costumes  and Set:  Madeline Nibali
Lighting and Sound:   Shane Grant

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