THIS IS EDEN
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
$18 per student
How to Book:
Complete the booking form & return to the Theatre Royal Box Office
1 hour 15 minutes no interval
Recommended for ages 15+
Includes course language and adult themes