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Riverside Theatre


29 May - 25 June 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta presents
By Jane Harrison

Return Season

“Van Hout’s production is expansive, earthy, and generous.– Time Out

Directed by Vicki Van Hout, a fresh interpretation of this tender and moving classic revisits Jane Harrison’s important historical text about five individuals from The Stolen Generations in the context of Australia today.

Featuring themes of loss and love together with the poignancy of the characters struggling to make sense of their world, Stolen will resonate with you for a long time.

Please Note: This production contains coarse language, loud noises and adult themes.

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 29 May at 11am
Wednesday 30 May at 10am & 1pm
Thursday 31 May at 11am & 6:30pm (Auslan Interpreted Performance)
Friday 1 June at 11am & 7:30pm

Wednesday 30 May at 1pm
Thursday 31 May at 6:30pm (Auslan Interpreted Performance)
Friday 1 June at 7:30pm

This production will also be touring to Orange, Griffith, Cessnock, Tamworth and Byron Bay and is supported by Create NSW.

Please note: The season of Stolen at Riverside has now finished and is on tour. Please click here for tour information. For information about in-school workshops, please visit the ‘In-School Workshop’ tab on this page.

Photo by Amanda James

Jane Harrison

Vicki Van Hout

Original Design
Imogen Ross
Vicki Van Hout

Original Lighting
Toby K

Lighting Remount Realiser
Mitchell Kroll

Sound Designer
Phil Downing

Production Manager
Vanessa Hutchins

Stage Manager
Nicola Sinclair


Henrietta Baird

Henrietta Baird

Katie Leslie

Katie Leslie

Berthalia Selina Reuben

Berthalia Selina Reuben

Jack Sheppard

Jack Sheppard

Glen Thomas

Glen Thomas

Suitable for Years 10 – 12


This hugely successful and thought-provoking production of Stolen is back at its home in Parramatta before heading off on a regional tour. Vicki Van Hout is a director that isn’t afraid to push the envelope and her production is a breath of fresh air. This adaptation deals with The Stolen Generations in a real and human way and is perfect for students in Aboriginal Studies and other humanities courses as a study on the human impact of this dark part of Australia’s history, as well as for HSC Drama students.


Download the Curriculum Links here: Stolen Curriculum Links


Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside


Looking at Jane Harrison’s work through the lens of the Director, Wiradjuri woman, Vicki Van Hout and learn the movement used in a song cycle. Led by the cast of Stolen your students will investigate the text as written by Jane Harrison and how this was taken from page to stage through rehearsals. Students will learn repertoire used in the performance enabling them to gain a deeper understanding of the significance of the song cycle Van Hout used in this production.

This will be followed by a Q&A with the cast to reflect on the learnings and reflections gained in the work.

Workshop duration: 90 minutes – 120 minutes (adjustable according to school’s timings)
Workshop schedule:   
Intro and talk
Warm up and movement

Space required: Minimum space is a clear double class room or small hall.
Number of participants: Minimum 15, maximum 25
Cost: $20  per student

PLEASE NOTE: Only open to schools who have booked and paid deposit for the season of STOLEN at Riverside Theatres.
School must be within 25kms of Parramatta CBD

Dates available:  
Wednesday 20 June (from 1:30pm)
Thursday 21 June
Friday 22 June
Monday 25 June


Orange Civic Theatre Tuesday 05 June – MORE INFO
Griffith Regional Theatre Friday 08 June – MORE INFO
Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Tuesday 12 June – MORE INFO
Capitol Theatre, Tamworth Thursday 14 June – MORE INFO
Byron Theatre Saturday 16 and Monday 18 June – MORE INFO
Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 June – MORE INFO

Ticket Options

Members Adult $42
Members Concession $37
30 Club $30
Adult $49
Concession (Australian Pensioner & Senior, Full Time Student) $44
30 & Under $39
Child (16 and under) $30
Group 10+ $44
Student/Teacher $27
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
School Bookings $3.30


1 hour 15 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A for 10am, 11am & 1pm performances) A lockout period applies for late comers

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