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This is Eden by Emily Goddard

27 April, 2017 - 7 May, 2017


27 April – 7 May 2017
preview: Thursday 27 April
opening night: Friday 28 April
duration: 70 minutes
Thursday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $25 – $35
03 9662 9966

 ‘This is Eden is first class theatre. Compelling, confronting and sure to haunt audiences long after.’ The Border Mail

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. 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.

From performer and theatre maker Emily Goddard (You Got Older, The Boy at the Edge of Everything, The Lonely Wolf) and director Susie Dee (SHIT, The Long Pigs, Savages) comes 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 bring to life an extraordinary tale of rebellion and survival that has conveniently escaped our nation’s history lesson.

Developed with the support of HotHouse Theatre 2015, Creative Victoria and The Australia Council.

View This is Eden trailer here

CONTENT WARNING: contains coarse language and sexual references. Recommended for 15 +

*additional performance added Sunday 7 May, 2pm*


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Written & Performed by Emily Goddard

Directed by Susie Dee

Dramaturgy by Mark Wilson

Set & Costume Design by Romanie Harper

Sound Design & Composition by Ian Moorhead

Lighting Design by Gina Gascoigne

*additional performance added Sunday 7 May, 2pm*

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $25,
Preview Full Time Student:
Concession: $30,
Group 6+: $30



Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members




27 April, 2017
7 May, 2017
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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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