The Visitors

The Visitors

Thu
5
Thu 5 Sep 7:30 PM

Pilbeam Theatre
Allocated Seating
75 Mins
September
Thu 5 Sep

Rockhampton Regional Council 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 will be reworked for this brand new production 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. 

Patron advice
: Infrequent coarse language, themes of racial violence, and intergenerational trauma.
A powerful and contemplative performance that challenges the mind and moves the heart.
★★★★
TimeOut

September
Thu 5 Sep

Pilbeam Theatre

Victoria Parade & Cambridge Street Rockhampton , Queensland, 4700