Following its successful premiere in 2016, Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta has commenced a six-stop tour across NSW for the acclaimed play, Stolen by Jane Harrison, visiting Capitol Theatre Tamworth on Thursday, June 14.
Directed by renowned Indigenous performance maker, Vicki Van Hout, Stolen presents a fresh take on Harrison’s classic Australian play that tells the stories of five individuals from the Stolen Generations.
Reflecting the pain, poignancy and sheer desperation of “The Lost Children”, Stolen follows the children’s experiences as they struggle to make sense of the world.
Segregated from their community, the children begin their journey “home” after their release but not all of them successfully. A deep desire to belong runs throughout the play.
As relevant today as when it was first staged over 20 years ago, this moving production revisits Harrison’s important historical text in the context of today.
“It is important that works like Stolen, which reveal a social atrocity, remain in the public realm because they act as reminders to behave with kindness and integrity,” Van Hout said. “These works do more than entertain, they are a symbol, a magnifying glass trained on society, using our past foibles as a tool for the way to move forward.”
A stellar cast will take to the stage including Katie Leslie, Jack Sheppard, Glen Thomas, Berthalia Reuben and Henrietta Baird. Tickets are still available for the 7.30pm performance on Thursday, June 14 at Capitol Theatre. Contains coarse language and adult themes - recommended age: 15yrs+ / Years 10-12.
Returning to Tamworth after the very successful performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in our 2017 season, the Melbourne City Ballet is back with their interpretation of the classic tale, Carmen, on 8 June, 7.30pm at Capitol Theatre Tamworth.
Carmen tells the story of a city policeman whose mother calls him to return home to marry childhood sweetheart Micaela, but a chance encounter with the gypsy girl, Carmen, leads them both into a relationship of both passion and destruction.
To book your seats visit entertainmentvenues.com.au, call 6766 2028, or visit the box office at Capitol Theatre and The Big Golden Guitar.
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