14 Jun 2018 - Capitol Theatre
Presented by National theatre of Parramatta
A modern classic –a must see for all Australians
Stolen is a must see for all Australians. On the 20th anniversary of its premiere season, this timely revival of Jane Harrison’s landmark play is as powerful today as it was for its very first audience.
Stolen interweaves the stories of five children taken from their families – Ruby, Jimmy, Shirley, Sandy and Ann. Their stories are from different times and different places, but the five characters interact with each other as if their experiences were shared. Theirs are the stories of many.
Wiradjuri director Vicki Van Hout’s critically acclaimed production is vibrant and inventive, with endearing characters and plenty of humour.
“The play is at once a chance to reflect on the tragedies of our recent past and a celebration
of the endurance of Aboriginal people and their diverse cultures…a modern classic.”
Daily Review *****
With endearing characters and plenty of humour, Stolen is ultimately a play about love and loss, resilience and hope. As we recognise that more Indigenous children are being removed today than at any other time in Australian history, this contemporary retelling is a thoughtful and moving reminder of our past and our present that will resonate long after you return home.
Contains coarse language and adult themes - Recommended age: 15yrs+ / Years 10-12
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