The Visitors

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It’s January 1788 and a mysterious fleet is amassing in the harbour. Seven clan leaders must make a momentous decision: to send these strangers on their way or welcome them?


Snapshot

When

  • Thursday, 29 August 2024 | 07:30 PM - 08:45 PM

Duration

1 hour 15 minutes (no interval) + Q&A

Location

Glasshouse Theatre

Warning

Infrequent coarse language, themes of racial violence, descriptions of violence, intergenerational trauma, and theatrical haze.

Synopsis

Glasshouse Port Macquarie Presents A Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company Production:

The Visitors

By Jane Harrison
Directed by Wesley Enoch 

On a sweltering day in January 1788, seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour. The attendees, six of them Elders and one new initiate, catch-up, laugh together, share a meal and compare notes. But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentous decision is waiting to be made.

A mysterious fleet of giant nawi is amassing in the harbour and as they creep closer, these seven representatives must choose unanimously: whether to send these strangers on their way or welcome them?

After its Sydney Theatre Award-winning premiere production at the 2020 Sydney Festival, Muruwari playwright Jane Harrison’s The Visitors embarks on a national tour, this time directed by one of Australia’s most celebrated directors, Quandamooka man Wesley Enoch.

Co-produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company, The Visitors is at once a riveting, deeply researched insight into one of the most impactful and painful days in Australia’s history, and a hugely entertaining study of how communities respond to change and the unknown.

Timeout - 5 Stars

 “a powerful and contemplative performance that challenges the mind and moves the heart.” 

https://www.timeout.com/sydney/theatre/the-visitors

 

Suzy Goes See - 5 Stars

“An outstanding cast of zealous actors demonstrate unequivocally the resilience and the indomitability of the communities that they represent so gloriously. Their chemistry is immaculate, in a show that speaks with a beautifully harmonious sense of solidarity."

https://suzygoessee.com/2023/09/15/review-the-visitors-sydney-theatre-company/

 

The Guardian - 5 Stars 

“powerful, authentic First Nations storytelling.” 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2023/sep/19/the-visitors-review-wesley-enoch-at-his-best-in-play-that-thrums-with-fresh-potency

 

Photo Credit: Rob Hookey. Featuring 2023 cast.

 

Part of Glasshouse SELECT 2024 Theatre Program

Part of Education @ Glasshouse 2024 Program

 

Secure your spot for our exclusive FREE pre-show function. Enjoy a complimentary drink and cheese and fruit platters from 6.00pm in our VIP area. Exclusive to the first 100 ticket holders, reach out to the Box Office for details and bookings.

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Education

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A special thanks to our Principal Education Partner Coastline Credit Union for their support of the Education @ Glasshouse Program.

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Booking T&C's

All Box Office bookings are subject to our standard Glasshouse Booking Terms and Conditions.

Purchase of a ticket is deemed to be acceptance of the following terms and conditions;

  1. Tickets are sold on behalf of the organisation or promoter and may be subject to additional conditions of admission to the event.

  2. The right of admission is subject to building entry conditions and will be enforced by management.

  3. Ticket holders enter the venue at their own risk. The Glasshouse will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury arising from a pre-existing medical condition or due to breach of these conditions.

  4. Tickets must be retained and presented for inspection upon entry to the event. If a person is unable to produce a valid ticket to the event, admission may not be permitted.

  5. Advertised programs may be varied without notice. Artists may be added, withdrawn or substituted for performances and the right to vary prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity is reserved by the Glasshouse and hirers.

  6. Prices are subject to change without notice.

  7. Tickets are subject to no refund or exchange. In some instances such as cancelled events, refunds for performance tickets may be payable in accordance with the Live Performance Ticketing Code of Practice. Exchanges of tickets, or the replacement of lost, stolen or missing allocated seating tickets may be permitted under certain conditions and fees may apply. General Admission tickets will not be reissued.

  8. The Glasshouse reserves the right to charge transaction fees for bookings in addition to the standard ticket price as well as administration fees for tasks such as ticket exchanges, ticket reissues and other associated administrative tasks.

  9. Bookings are subject to availability and no guarantee is made that specific seating requests will be available at time of booking.

  10. The Glasshouse supports the official companion card program which is available for all performances at the Glasshouse, unless otherwise specified.

  11. Concession ticket holders must carry their concession card on their persons when attending an event, and if requested present such card as proof of concession. Inability to produce proof of concession may result in refusal of entry.

  12. Camera, video and audio recorders may not be used inside the Glasshouse, unless expressly authorised. Unauthorised use of these devices may result in eviction from the theatre. The Glasshouse reserves the right to photograph, broadcast or telecast any event.

  13. As the Glasshouse is a venue for hire, in some instances as the ticketing agent we may be directed to cap the number of tickets available per transaction, apply member discounts, enforce age restrictions, or other conditions surrounding the event, which ticket purchasers are required to abide by.

  14. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a suitable adult or guardian at all times. Admission will not be permitted to anyone under the age of 16 who is unaccompanied. Children under the age of 16 must be seated with a parent or guardian.

  15. Children aged 18 months and over require a valid ticket to an event unless otherwise directed by the promoter. Where the promoter has not directed a variance in the age, children under the age of 18 months may sit on a parent’s lap free of charge.

  16. Where an age restriction or recommendation applies to an event, patrons will be advised accordingly. Under 18’s will not be permitted admission to an event that is Restricted 18+. The Glasshouse is not liable for any offence that may be caused by show content, where an age recommendation is in place, and has not been adhered to by ticket purchasers.

  17. Terms and conditions remain in effect even when the ticket changes hands. The reselling of a ticket or a breach of the terms and conditions, does not nullify the terms and conditions of the original ticket sale. Any subsequent ticket holder is bound by those terms and conditions.

  18. Ticket may not be resold for commercial packages or at a premium, nor may it be packaged or used for advertising, promotional or other commercial purposes unless agreed in writing by the Glasshouse. If a ticket sold is in breach of this condition, the bearer of the ticket may be refused admission.

  19. If a performance is cancelled due to an act of God, natural disaster, adverse weather or for any other cause reasonably beyond the Glasshouse’s control, there is no right of refund or exchange, and no obligation is assured by Glasshouse for the arranging of a substitute service, event or performance.

  20. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars and include GST unless otherwise specified.

  21. Gift Certificates are not redeemable for cash and are non transferrable. Gift Certificates expire after 3 years from of the date of purchase.

  22. Latecomers may only be admitted to a performance during a suitable break or at a time as specified by the production company.

  23. Patrons who present as intoxicated or cause a disturbance to the production may be evicted from the theatre at the discretion of Glasshouse management and promoters. Patrons who are evicted under this clause will be subject to no refund or exchange on tickets.

  24. For information regarding ticketing of live entertainment and sporting events, or to obtain a copy of the LPA Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment Events in Australia contact the Trust or refer to www.liveperformance.com.au

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