october, 2019

24oct7:30 pm8:45 pmArts At Your Doorstep - This is Eden


Event Details

Sit back, relax and be transported… in this historic drama by Emily Goddard.

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.

Thursday 24 October
7.30pm to 8:45pm
Altona Theatre, 115 Civic Parade Altona

Adult $35
Concession $25
Group (10+) $25
Suitable for ages 16+

For more information or to book tickets visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au or phone the box office on 03 9932 4074

Arts At Your Doorstep is the Hobsons Bay City Council’s annual performing arts program bringing high quality theatre to Hobsons Bay, and providing opportunities for people who live in the west to experience the best in Australian performance, in partnership with local government, regional and national touring bodies.


(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm


Altona City Theatre

115 Civic Parade Altona