State Theatre Company South Australia presents the Sydney Theatre Company production
By Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman
2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the Harbour Bridge Walk for Reconciliation, where the word “Sorry” was written across the sky; an event recounted in Deborah Mailman and Wesley Enoch’s beloved 1995 Australian play. Much has changed since then, but not enough.
In this updated production, Shari Sebbens (Black Comedy, Thor: Ragnarok) directs Helpmann Award winner Elaine Crombie (Barbara and the Camp Dogs, Top of the Lake) in a tour de force performance tracing seven phases of Aboriginal history – Dreaming, Invasion, Genocide, Protection, Assimilation, Self-Determination and Reconciliation.
Defiantly funny and deeply moving, The 7 Stages of Grieving paints an intimate portrait of the First Nations experience in contemporary Australia. An ode to the power of storytelling itself and a potent but joyful expression of resilience and survival that we need now more than ever.
We were so sad to have to cancel The 7 Stages of Grieving in 2020. We’re thrilled that the virtuosic Elaine agreed again to perform this beautiful and important classic play for us. She is a true original and a goddess of the stage. Mitchell
Run time: Approx. 60 minutes (no interval)
Contains coarse language and adult themes.
This performance depicts cultural genocide, racial abuse and trauma, and police brutality.
This performance contains the names and voices of people who have passed away.
Age guide – 15+
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Post Show Q&As
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The 7 Stages of Grieving is being held at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre.
The recommended Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre drop off zone is at the northern end of the Riverbank Footbridge on War Memorial Drive (walk across the Footbridge to Dunstan Playhouse) or at the Intercontinental Hotel (walk north between the Intercontinental Hotel and Railway Station along the lane way to the Riverbank). There is also a drop off area and two accessible car spaces on lower Festival Drive, accessible from the west via Montefiore Road.
Getting to the Venue
Adelaide Festival Centre is easily accessible by public transport, including the tram (stop at Railway Station), trains, buses and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.
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