Event The Secret River
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Venue His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, WA
Umbrella Event Perth International Arts Festival 2013
First Date 25 February 2013
Last Date 2 March 2013
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Convict William Thornhill, exiled from early 19th century London, discovers the penal colony offers something he never dared to hope for: a place of his own. But he and his family find they're not the only ones to lay a claim to the land. The banks of the Hawkesbury River are already home to the Dharug people, who are reluctant to leave on account of these intruders.

As Thornhill's attachment to the place and the dream deepens, he is driven to make a terrible decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Subjects Colonial Issues
Convicts
Indigenous Australian
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Nathaniel Dean Actor
Bailey Doomadgee Actor
Lachlan Elliott Actor
Kamil Ellis Actor
Roy Gordon Actor
Iain Grandage Actor
Ethel Anne Gundy Actor
Anita Hegh Actor
Daniel E. Henshall Actor
Trevor Jamieson Actor
Judith McGrath Actor
Callum McManis Actor
Colin Moody Actor
Rhimi Page-Johnston Actor
Rory Potter Actor
Jeremy Sims Actor
James Slee Actor
Bruce Spence Actor
Matthew Sunderland Actor
Miranda Tapsell Actor
Tom Usher Actor
Ursula Yovich Actor
Andrew Bovell Adaptor
Kip Williams Assistant Director
Kate Grenville Author
Iain Grandage Composer
Richard Green Consultant Language
Tess Schofield Costume Designer
Neil Armfield Director
Matthew Whittet Dramaturg
Mark Howett Lighting Designer
Stephen Curtis Set Designer
Steve Francis Sound Designer
Stephen Page Artistic Associate
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Funded by Major Festivals Initiative
Data Source
Source Description
Web PIAF website
Programme Perth Festival 2013 programme
Event Identifier 109484