The Round

The Visitors

The Visitors is at once a riveting, deeply researched insight into one of the most impactful days in Australia’s history.

Performances & Gigs

Event Details

Category

Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Jul 26, 2024 19:30

Event Ends

Jul 27, 2024 13:30

Add to Calendar 07/26/2024 12:00 AM 07/27/2024 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne The Visitors The Visitors is at once a riveting, deeply researched insight into one of the most impactful days in Australia’s history.
Venue

The Round

Location

379-399 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading VIC 3131, Australia

The Round presents a Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company production The Visitors

By Jane Harrison 
Directed by Wesley Enoch

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?

Having recently been awarded Best Mainstage Production and Best Ensemble at the 2023 Sydney Theatre Awards-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 CompanyThe Visitors is at once a riveting, deeply researched insight into one of the most impactful days in Australia’s history, and a hugely entertaining study of how communities respond to change and the unknown.

☆☆☆☆☆  “A powerful and contemplative performance that challenges the mind and moves the heart.” — TimeOut


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