We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which Cowra Civic Centre is built, the Wiradjuri – the original storytellers, musicians, dancers, artists and culture makers of this region. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging.
"As affecting and impressive as anything you will see." Australian Stage
WINNER - 2018 Drama Victoria Award
★★★★½ Arts Hub ★★★★ ½ Theatre People
★★★★ Beat Magazine★★★★The Music
1839. Cascades Female Factory, Hobart Town. In a solitary cell, on the edge of survival, Mary Ford 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 tour-de-force performance described as ‘fearless’ and ‘nauseatingly exquisite’, Emily Goddard and acclaimed theatre director Susie Dee (Anthem and Savages) 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 same Bouffon-esque performance devices the women used to rebel, Goddard and Dee tread a fine line between the grotesque and humorous to uncover an extraordinary chapter of rebellion and survival that has seemingly escaped our nation’s history books. Winner of the 2018 Drama Victoria Award, 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.
Cowra Civic Centre, 104 Darling Street, Cowra, 2794, View Map
104 Darling Street ,
Saturday 27 August at 7:30pm
Box Office Hours
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Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Phone 02 6340 2130
Duration 75 minutes (no interval)
Recommended age group 15 years +
Contains course language/Adult Themes
Ticket $29 Early Bird till 27 July till 4pm
$35 All Tickets from 27 July from 4pm
Presented by Cowra Civic Centre