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About The Visitors

January, 1788. A strange sight greets those gathered on the shore of Gadigal land. Ships of a type and size never seen before. Where are they from? Who and what do they carry? Should they be welcomed– or should they be wary?

Famed for her plays Stolen and Rainbow’s End, playwright and Muruwari descendant Jane Harrison turns her attention to that pivotal moment when Captain Cook’s First Fleet dropped anchor. In The Visitors, seven senior law men meet to decide how to respond. Their decision must be unanimous and will have far-reaching implications for all.

Presented by Sydney Festival, Moogahlin Performing Arts and Carriageworks, The Visitors is a powerful, imaginative response to the beginnings of modern Australia.

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1hr 30min (no interval)

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Bring[s] to stage the personal impact of Australia’s assimilation-era politics
Sydney Morning Herald (on Rainbow’s End)

Carriageworks, Bay 20

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW 2015

22 - 26 Jan 2020

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