Four friends have just finished dinner. Two are watching the footy, the others are in the kitchen cracking jokes. Their voices drift through the fading light as a shadow enters the backyard, sinks into a garden chair and drops a bag. She’s been gone a long time…
After sell-out seasons of Back Home (2006) and The Last Highway (2008), Australian theatre company Urban Theatre Projects returns to Sydney Festival with their newest creation, The Fence.
The Fence is an explosive story of love, belonging and dispossession. The performance takes place in a purpose-built family home in western Sydney. The story is of the resilience and wisdom of five middle-aged Australians, four of whom grew up in care as part of the Stolen Generations and Forgotten Australians.
Director Alicia Talbot, renowned for her collaborative and dialogue-driven approach, delivers a raw and poetic portrait of contemporary life.
The Fence was devised by a team of artists working in consultation with Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members with related experiences.
Contains coarse language.
Venue: A backyard in Parramatta
Meeting Point: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
Audience then have an easy 10 minute walk to site. Disabled access, please call 02 9707 2111.
Note: Tuesday January 26 performance of The Fence has been re-scheduled to start at 9pm (half an hour delay) due to Australia Day Fireworks in Parramatta Park. Tix still available through Riverside Theatres.