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York

A BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA IN COLLABORATION WITH WA YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
YORK
BY IAN MICHAEL AND CHRIS ISAACS

EPIC TRUTH-TELLING OF HAUNTINGS AND HISTORY THAT WILL SPEAK TO US ALL.


HEATH LEDGER THEATRE
10 JUL - 01 AUG

PRICES: $36- $93

Set in and around an abandoned hospital in the township of York, on Ballardong Nyoongar country, this epic piece of truth-telling blends humour and horror to uncover the buried histories we have built over. Slipping through time and genres, York unveils the pasts we invent and the pasts we fail to acknowledge.

Inspired by 200 years of real accounts, this daring new work sheds light on how our stories are told – and who tells them.

Neighbour,

I’ve been having trouble sleeping. Perhaps it’s that we haven’t been here very long but… do you hear it? There’s a pulse. A voice. Underneath and around. I’ve stripped back the wall paper and lifted the carpet. I’ve pulled up the floorboards and stand with a sledgehammer above the foundations. The tension is climbing up the walls and through the beams.

There’s something unsettled here.

Something needing to be heard.

DIRECTOR
Clare Watson and Ian Wilkes

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Zoë Atkinson

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Lucy Birkinshaw

COMPOSER
Dr Clint Bracknell

DRAMATURG
Polly Low

CAST
Shareena Clanton
Isaac Diamond
Jo Morris
Ben Mortley 
Benjamin Narkle 
Jacob Narkle 
Sophie Quin 
Maitland Schnaars 
Alison Van Reeken 
Elise Wilson

Recommended 12+
Image of actor 
Shareena Clanton 
 by Richard Jefferson

Warnings:
Contains adult themes, including depiction of intergenerational trauma, violent colonialism, hanging and death in custody.



More Information at: 
https://www.facebook.com/BlackSwanStateTheatreCompany
https://twitter.com/blackswanstc
https://instagram.com/blackswanstc/
https://bsstc.com.au/whats-on/york

2021 season trailer 
https://bit.ly/2JQpH6L
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    Event Showings

    10 Jul to 1 Aug Various times

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    Price

    Ticketed event

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    Location

    174 William Street

    Perth WA 6000

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    Accessibility

    ACROD Parking

    Audio Description

    Closed Captioning

    Wheelchair access