The Children's Hour


The Children's Hour

Martyn Myer Arena (enter via Lionel's)

Southbank campus

Grant Street

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Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

When a lie is woven together with the truth, what and who do you believe? When words have the power of life and death who pays for the consequences of their actions? Mary Tilford whispers a lie about her teachers Karen Wright and Martha Dobie that is believed to be true. The consequences of this lie unravel the lives of all who come into contact with it. This production of the Children's Hour focuses on what it means to be injured by speech. This is a play about linguistic survival. It's about the violent role that speech can have on the body, sexuality, social constructionism and relationships. Philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler states: 'To be injured by speech is to suffer a loss of context, that is, not to know where you are. If language can sustain the body, it can also threaten its existence.'

Directed by Sarah Vickery.

Content warnings: adult themes

  • Friday 12 October, 2pm

  • Saturday 13 October, 4.30pm

  • Sunday 14 October, 6pm

Presented as part of the Master of Directing for Performance Graduate Season, a diverse program of original works, including new writing, live art and reimagined classics, directed by tomorrow's leaders of theatre and performance in Australia.

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