William Thornhill and his family are early Western settlers in New South Wales. Thornhill, an ex-convict, attempts to start afresh in this brave new world and build a new life for himself and his family. His dreams of owning a home are thwarted, however, when he clashes with the Dhurag people on the banks of the Hawesbury River, who assert that the land is not his to take.
Neil Armfield directs this deeply moving story with a large ensemble cast and live music is composed by Iain Grandage. The production has also been created in collaboration with Aboriginal artists and is performed in both Dharug and English. Divisions of race and culture are sure to be powerfully played out on stage to cataclysmic effect in this theatrical epic.
|What||The Secret River, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
22 Aug 19 – 07 Sep 19, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
|Website||Click here for tickets and information|