2022
Drama
2022 Subscription Season
Student Subscription
THEATRE ROYAL PRESENTS

THIS IS EDEN

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY EMILY GODDARD
19 - 20 Aug 2022 (2 performances)
Fri 19 Aug 2022 7:30 pm
Sat 20 Aug 2022 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal Studio Theatre

In another virtuosic solo performance, writer/performer Emily Goddard and director Susie Dee (Animal and Anthem) bring us their highly acclaimed ‘anti-bonnet drama’ inspired by the rebellion and resistance of the female convicts of Van Diemen’s Land.

Be transported back to 1839, to Tasmania’s infamous Cascades Female Factory, where in a solitary cell on the edge of survival, Mary Ford waits alone in the darkness. Left for dead, ten thousand miles from home, she plots her escape and reveals, with biting mockery, the untold tales of her captors.

With a tour-de-force performance by Emily Goddard, This is Eden is an extraordinary tale that has largely escaped our nation’s history books. Winner of the 2018 Drama Victoria Award and nominated for Best Performer at the Green Room Awards, this powerful, ground-breaking one-woman show is equally dark, funny, insightful and provocative.

Creator/Performer/Co-devisor: Emily Goddard

Director/Co-devisor: Susie Dee

Set and Costume Design: Romanie Harper 

Sound Designer & Composer: Ian Moorhead

Lighting Designer: Gina Gascoigne 

Dramaturg: Mark Wilson 

Image credit: Sarah Walker 

 

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"As affecting and impressive as anything you will see."
Australian Stage
WINNER - 2018 Drama Victoria Award
Tickets

Stalls
Premium $68
A Reserve $58
B Reserve $40

Concessions
A Reserve $48
B Reserve $35


*all bookings will incur a $5 Transaction Fee

Duration

1 hour 15 minutes (no interval) 

Patrons' Advice

Recommended for ages 15+ 

Includes course language and adult themes

As of 01 January 2022, all eligible patrons must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with an approved vaccine to attend Theatre Royal premises and events. If you require any further information or need to make a change to an existing booking, please contact our Box Office on 03 6146 3300.

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