Sydney Festival Presents: The Visitors
January, 1788. Clan leaders meet on Gadigal land as the tall ships enter the Harbour. Do they bid welcome, or do they take a stance?
Famed for her plays Stolen and Rainbow’s End, playwright and Muruwari descendant Jane Harrison turns her attention to that pivotal moment when Captain Cook’s First Fleet dropped anchor.
In The Visitors, seven senior law men meet to decide how to respond. Their decision must be unanimous and will have far-reaching implications for all.
Running Time: 90 minutes - no interval
A lockout period applies to this event - latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance
Presented by Sydney Festival 2020 at Carriageworks
“Bring[s] to stage the personal impact of Australia’s assimilation-era politics” – Sydney Morning Herald (on Rainbow’s End)