The Golden Age
The Golden Age
Sydney Theatre Company
Wharf 1 Theatre (Sydney Theatre)
14 Jan 2016 to 20 Feb 2016
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Saturday evening A Reserve $99
Saturday evening B Reserve $89
Adult A Reserve $94
Adult B Reserve $84
Concession $75
Seniors cardholder $86
Preview $75
Under 30 $75

Duration - 1hr 50mins (no interval)
Contains violence

Sydney Theatre Company presents
by Louis Nowra

Our own heart of darkness

In 1939, a lost tribe of Europeans was discovered in the Tasmanian wilderness. They were a band of outcasts who had escaped the torture of convict life, scratching out an existence at the forgotten edge of the island, alone for almost a century.

Inspired by this true story, writer Louis Nowra (Cosi, Radiance) penned The Golden Age – an extraordinary play that blends historical fact, Australian folklore and poetic language to create a post-colonial myth for our times. Nowra’s outcasts have developed a culture and dialect all of their own, but their bodies are failing them and their very existence is in danger. Brought back into the fold of Australian society, what fate awaits this band of exiles?

The Golden Age premiered in Melbourne in 1985, with a Sydney production the following year directed by Neil Armfield. Three decades later, Resident Director Kip Williams (Suddenly Last Summer) ...more
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