A coming-of-age story wherein two young women, explore Australia’s place in the world, the privilege of mobility and the consequences of charity.
29 May – 1 June
We are pleased to bring Stolen back to Riverside Theatres in 2018 following its successful premiere in our 2016 season. Stolen will also be touring in 2018. A must see for all Australians. Insightful and moving, Stolen tells the stories of five individuals from the Stolen generation.
THE GIRL / THE WOMAN
28 June – 7 July
Twelve years in the making and semi-autobiographical, The Girl and its companion piece The Woman follows two generations of Australian Arab-Muslim women. Polite feminists. Friends. Liars.
(GENERATION 3) SLEEPLESSNESS
13 – 22 September
Part mystery, part documentary, part forensic investigation, (Generation 3) Sleeplessness maps a remarkable Australian story. This is a story about women. The discovery of official documents led to a investigation to uncover an unimaginable nightmare revealing the impact of migration and institutionalisation on families.
Jesus wants me for a sunbeam
18 – 27 October
An evocative, haunting and moving tale about loss and familial relationships, a husband and wife, parents and children, brother and sister. It explores the nature of an ideal family, and their quest to define their lives through each other, isolating themselves from the outside world.
TOURING AND AVAILABLE TO TOUR
THE RED TREE
The Red Tree explores the expressive possibilities of shared imagination. Adapted from the multi award-winning picture book by Shaun Tan, National Theatre of Parramatta has commissioned an adaptation to stage by award-winning playwright Hilary Bell, with music by award-winning composer Greta Gertler Gold directed by Neil Gooding.
This production is inspired by the impulse of children and adults alike to describe feelings using metaphor, this new adaptation explores landscapes, buildings, monsters, storms, sunshine and rainbows. These can be strange and familiar, our imaginations or our realities.