"A powerful and contemplative performance that challenges the mind and moves the heart."

— ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Timeout

A Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company Production

THE VISITORS

By Jane Harrison
Directed by Wesley Enoch

Visitors leave. Right?

On a sweltering day in January 1788, seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour. The attendees, six of them Elders and one new initiate, catch-up, laugh together, share a meal and compare notes. But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentous decision is waiting to be made.

A mysterious fleet of giant nawi is amassing in the harbour and as they creep closer, these seven representatives must choose unanimously: whether to send these strangers on their way or welcome them?

Having recently been awarded Best Mainstage Production and Best Ensemble at the 2023 Sydney Theatre Awards, Muruwari playwright Jane Harrison’s The Visitors embarks on a national tour directed by one of Australia’s most celebrated directors, Quandamooka man Wesley Enoch (The Sunshine Club, Black Cockatoo).

The Visitors is at once a riveting, deeply researched insight into one of the most impactful and painful days in Australia’s history, and a hugely entertaining study of how communities respond to change and the unknown.

At BMEC, The Visitors is a special event as part of Dhuluny (dhu-loin) 1824-2024: 200 Years of Wiradyuri Resistance. A post show seated supper and Q&A will take place in the BMEC Showroom. Read more about Dhuluny.

CREATIVE TEAM BILLING
PlaywrightJane Harrison
DirectorWesley Enoch
Remount Associate DirectorAidan Rowlingson
Associate DirectorLiza-Mare Syron
Cultural LiaisonAunty Yvonne Simms
Set & Costume DesignerElizabeth Gadsby
Associate DesignerShana O’Brien
Lighting DesignerKaren Norris
Composer & Sound DesignerBrendon Boney
Associate Sound DesignerAmy Flannery
Senior Dharug & Dharawal Language TeacherCorina Norman
Dharug & Dharawal Language TeacherJordan Ryan-Hennessey
Voice CoachCharmian Gradwel
Fight DirectorNigel Poulton
Production ManagerBecky Russell
Stage ManagerPeter Sutherland
Assistant Stage ManagerJade Walker
CAST BILLING
Sean Dow
Stephen Geronimos
Beau Dean Riley Smith
Dalara Williams
John Blair
James Slee
Zoe Walters

 

"powerful, authentic First Nations storytelling"

— ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

Event and Ticket Details

Accessibility
Hearing Aid Loop Wheelchair Access
Location
Ian Macintosh Theatre 105 William St, Bathurst NSW 2795 Get Directions
Prices

A Reserve
BMEC Members Adults $39 / Concession $33
Non-Members Adults $45 / Concession $39
Groups 10+ $39

B Reserve
BMEC Members Adults $33 / Concession $29
Non-Members Adults $39 / Concession $33
Groups 10+ $33

C Reserve
BMEC Members Adults $29 / Concession $23
Non-Members Adults $33 / Concession $29
Groups 10+ $29

D Reserve
BMEC Members $15
Non-Members $19
Groups 10+ $15

A $3 transaction fee applies for Non-Member ticket purchases

Event Notes

This production contains infrequent coarse language, themes of racial violence, descriptions of violence, intergenerational trauma, and theatrical haze.

Production images by Daniel Boud are from the cast in 2023. The cast will be slightly different in 2024.

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