NATIONAL THEATRE OF PARRAMATTA WILL EMBARK ON FIRST TOUR WITH CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION,
Following its successful premiere in 2016, Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta is pleased to announce a six-stop tour across NSW for the acclaimed play, Stolen by Jane Harrison.
Directed by renowned Indigenous performance maker, Vicki Van Hout, Stolen presents a fresh take on Harrison’s classic Australian play that tells the stories of five individuals from the Stolen Generations.
Reflecting the pain, poignancy and sheer desperation of ‘The Lost Children’, Stolen follows the children’s experiences as they struggle to make sense of a world where they have been told to forget their families, their homes and their culture.
Segregated from their community, the children begin their journey ‘home’ after their release but not all of them successfully. A deep desire to belong runs throughout the play.
As relevant today as when it was first staged over 20 years ago, this moving production revisits Harrison’s important historical text in the context of today and is a must-see for all Australians.
“It is important that works like Stolen, which reveal a social atrocity, remain in the public realm because they act as reminders to behave with kindness and integrity,’ said Van Hout. ‘These works do more than entertain, they are a symbol, a magnifying glass trained on society, using our past foibles as a tool for the way to move forward.”
A stellar cast will take to the stage including Katie Leslie, Jack Sheppard, Glen Thomas, Berthalia Selina Reuben and Henrietta Baird.
Stolen will commence its tour in Parramatta followed by Orange, Griffith, Cessnock, Tamworth, Byron Bay and Sydney. It has been supported by Create NSW.
STOLEN TOUR DATES
|29thMay to 1st June||Riverside Theatres (Parramatta)||Box Office (02) 8839 3399 or www.riversideparramatta.com.au|
|5th June||Orange Civic Theatre||Box Office (02) 6393 8111 or www.orange.nsw.gov.au/theatre|
|8th June||Griffith Regional Theatre||Box Office (02) 6962 8444 or www.griffith.nsw.gov.au|
|12thJune||Cessnock Performing Arts Centre||Box Office (02) 4993 4266 or www.cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au|
|14thJune||Capital Theatre Tamworth||Box Office (02) 6766 2028 or www.entertainmentvenues.com.au|
|16th and 18thJune||Byron Community Centre||Box Office on (02) 6685 6807 or www.byroncentre.com.au|
|26th and 27thJune||Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre||Box Office on (02) 8624 9340 or www.monkeybaa.com.au|
Read Theatre People’s review of National Theatre of Parramatta’s 2016 production of Stolen here.