This is Eden by Emily Goddard in association with Froudist

1839. Cascades Female Factory, Hobart Town. In a solitary cell, on the edge of survival, a ‘sleek little savage’ waits alone in the darkness. Left for dead, ten thousand miles from home, she plots escape and reveals, with biting mockery, the untold tales of her captors. In a Green Room Award nominated performance described as ‘fearless’ and ‘nauseatingly exquisite’, Emily Goddard and acclaimed theatre director Susie Dee bring to life a dark, humorous and provocative ‘anti-bonnet drama’ inspired by the rebellion and resistance of the female convicts of Van Diemen’s Land.

Using the French clowning technique of Bouffon, where outcasts ridicule and provoke those in power, Goddard and Dee tread a fine line between the grotesque and charming to uncover an extraordinary chapter of rebellion and survival that has seemingly escaped our nation’s history lesson. Harrowing and hilarious, This is Eden is at once an examination of our dark past, a parody of the way we perceive it and a vital call to arms.

Sit back, relax and be transported…

Following extensive research and creative developments hosted by Gasworks, LaMama and HotHouse Theatre, This is Eden made its critically acclaimed debut at HotHouse Theatre in 2015. Following two sold out Melbourne seasons, it embarks on its 2019 Regional Victorian Tour for a strictly limited time.

4 ½ stars -ARTS HUB                           4 ½ stars – THEATRE PEOPLE

4 stars - THE MUSIC                             4 stars-BEAT MAGAZINE

If there is one ticket you buy this year, this is it” – BROADWAY WORLD
As affecting and impressive as anything you will see” – AUSTRALIAN STAGE

Sit back, relax and be transported…

24th Oct 2019 to 15th Nov 2019

Emily Goddard in association with Froudist
Duration: 75 minutes, no interval
Artforms: Theatre, Drama
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Date Venue Location More info
24th Oct 2019 Altona Theatre 115 Civic Parade, Altona, 3018
25th Oct 2019 Frankston Arts Centre Davey St, Frankston, 3199
29th Oct 2019 Kingston Arts Centre 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin, 3189
30th Oct 2019 Latrobe Performing Arts Centre Cnr Breed and Grey Streets, Traralgon, 3844
31st Oct 2019 Stratford Courthouse 66 Princes Highway, Stratford, 3862
7th Nov 2019 Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre Cnr Gellibrand & Rae Streets, Colac, 3250
8th Nov 2019 Lighthouse Theatre 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
9th Nov 2019 Potato Shed 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale, 3222
15th Nov 2019 Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Cnr Ovens and Ford Streets, Wangaratta, 3677