“If there is one ticket you buy this year, this is it.”
Fearless, exhilarating, ‘nauseatingly exquisite’: This is Eden heads to the Potato Shed 8pm Saturday 9 November to challenge everything you thought you knew about our Nation.
Cascades Female Factory, Hobart Town, 1839. In a solitary cell, on the edge of survival, a sleek little savage waits alone in the darkness. Left for dead, ten thousand mile from home, she plots escape and reveals, with biting mockery, the untold tales of her captors.
In a Green Room Award nominated performance, performer, writer and theatre maker Emily Goddard and acclaimed director Susie Dee examine our dark past, parody the way we perceive it, heralding a vital call to arms.
A chance discovery of a previously unknown convict ancestor (Goddard’s great-great-great Grandmother) and the hardships she endured whilst incarcerated at Hobart’s Cascades Female Factory was the seed of inspiration for Goddard’s dark, humorous and provocative ‘anti bonnet drama’ about the rebellion and resistance of the female convicts of Van Diemen’s Land.
Book your tickets now online at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed or by calling the Box Office on 5251 1998