The Visitors

27 Aug 2024 - Capitol Theatre

Presented by WIN Network

A Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company Production

By Jane Harrison
Directed by Wesley Enoch


Visitors leave. Right?


On a sweltering day in January 1788, seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour. The attendees, six of them Elders and one new initiate, catch-up, laugh together, share a meal and compare notes. But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentous decision is waiting to be made.


A mysterious fleet of giant nawi is amassing in the harbour and as they creep closer, these seven representatives must choose unanimously: whether to send these strangers on their way or welcome them?

***** “a powerful and contemplative performance that challenges the mind and moves the heart.” Timeout

After its Sydney Theatre Award-winning premiere production at the 2020 Sydney Festival, Muruwari playwright Jane Harrison’s The Visitors embarks on a national tour, this time directed by one of Australia’s most celebrated directors, Quandamooka man Wesley Enoch.


Co-produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company, The Visitors is at once a riveting, deeply researched insight into one of the most impactful and painful days in Australia’s history, and a hugely entertaining study of how communities respond to change and the unknown.


Warning: Infrequent coarse language, themes of racial violence, descriptions of violence, intergenerational trauma, and theatrical haze.


Jane Harrison

Wesley Enoch

Associate Director
Liza-Mare Syron

Cultural Liaison
Aunty Yvonne Simms

Set & Costume Design
Elizabeth Gadsby

Associate Designer
Shana O’Brien

Lighting Design
Karen Norris

Composer & Sound Design
Brendon Boney

Associate Sound Designer
Amy Flannery

Senior Dharug & Dharawal Language Teacher
Corina Norman

Dharug & Dharawal Language Teacher
Jordan Ryan-Hennessey

Voice Coach
Charmian Gradwel

Stephen Wilson-Barker

Fight Director
Nigel Poulton

Hero Image Photo Credit: Rob Hookey. Featuring 2023 cast.

Production Images Photo Credit: Daniel Boud. Featuring 2023 cast.



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