Playing at His Majesty's Theatre
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By Kate Grenville
Adapted for the stage by Andrew Bovell
Three of Australia's most revered artists, director Neil Armfield (Keating! The Musical, Cloudstreet), writer Andrew Bovell (Lantana, When the Rain Stops Falling) and artistic associate Stephen Page (The Sapphires, Bran Nue Dae) come together for the first time to adapt Kate Grenville's prize-winning novel for the stage.
This is the story of two families divided by culture and land. Convict William Thornhill, exiled from the stinking slums of early 19th-century London, discovers that the penal colony offers something that he never dared to hope for before: a place of his own. A stretch of land on the Hawkesbury River is Thornhill's for the taking. As he and his family seek to establish themselves in this unfamiliar territory, they find that they are not the only ones to lay claim to the land.
This part of the Hawkesbury is already home to a family of Dharug people, who are reluctant to leave on account of these intruders. As Thornhill's attachment to the place and the dream deepens, he is driven to make a terrible decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life.
With a thrilling cast including Jack Charles, Trevor Jamieson and Jeremy Sims, The Secret River is a major Festival co-commission that vividly explores life in colonial Australia.
The Secret River stands out as a work of sustained power and imagination, of poetry and insight. No truer piece of fiction has ever been written about the Australian past. THE AUSTRALIAN
Date and times of performances with audio description:
The Secret River Saturday 2 March 1.30pm
Date and times of captioned performances:
The Secret River Wednesday 27 February 7.30pm
Situated within His Majesty’s Theatre the à la carte restaurant, Barre Café, offers elegant dining in a comfortable setting.
Enjoy a relaxing start to your evening with quality food and excellent service.
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Avoid the queues during intervals and have your drinks waiting for you! Simply print your Interval Drinks Pre-Order Form, fill it out and take it with payment to any bar before the show.