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The Whisper

15 February - 25 February

The Whisper by Brodie Murray

15 – 25 February 2024

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SHOW DETAILS:

15 – 25 February 2024

preview/community night: Thursday 15 February
opening night: Friday 16 February
duration: 50 minutes
times:
Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $35 – $45
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings:
Loud whistle and coarse language, First Nations audiences may find the subject matter triggering/traumatic

In The Whisper, a tip-off sparks a journey of Indigenous family survival, made by horse and cart under the cover of dark. Set against the racialized backdrop of 1940s Australia, a Ngarrindjeri family must make the impossible choice to leave home and country forever.

Directed by Maryanne Sam (Coconut Woman, Yirramboi Festival), The Whisper tells a story of courage and bravery. It reimagines the journey of one Aboriginal family striving to stay together at all costs, in the context of the painful 20th century colonial policies of separation, child removal, and racial segregation.

“I wanted to write this play to honour family, to honour legacy, to honour the stories of survival of people from South Eastern Australia. I felt like I wanted to shed a light in this story about how tough it was for Aboriginal people, First Nations people, to survive. And how we have survived, and how we as a people and as families come together to survive. And I wanted to tell this story to honour Nan and to honour her journey.” Brodie Murray

Artwork by Emma Salmon

Supported by: Craig Semple

Writer: Brodie Murray

Director: Maryanne Sam

Cast: Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, Greg Fryer, Balla Neba, and Brodie Murray

Producer: Sarah James

Dramaturgy: Glenn Shea, Mari Lourey, and Maryanne Sam

Lighting and Sound Designer / Stage Manager: Shane Grant

Scenic Artist: Emma Salmon

Set Builder: Jim Stenson

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $35
Full:
$45
Concession: $35
Group 6+: $35
MobTix: $15

Concessions:

Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

NO BOOKING FEE SURCHARGE FOR VISA OR MASTERCARD

Details

Start:
15 February
End:
25 February
Event Category:

Venue

fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone
03 9662 9966
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Artist
Brodie Murray
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