Jane Longhurst

The Mares

The Mares

World Premiere Season:
23rd – 30th March 2019
Ten Days on the Island
Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre

Critical Response:

5 stars: ★★★★

‘Some of the most surprising performances come from Jane Longhurst and Mel King, two much loved and popular performers on Tasmanian stages. We’ve never seen them like this before. Hardened, complex, layered, brave and simultaneously utterly absorbing and intimidating. Rarely do we see female characters of such complexity on stage’. Kath Melbourne, ArtsHub: Performing Arts Review

‘Jane Longhurst evokes the Mare with skill, with her faraway gaze, distracted swinging head and heavy back and legs. It’s a powerful evocation of equine movement, which suggests that the Mare exists in two worlds at once – in a brightly lit modern dressage arena, and as companion to the mythological female warriors defending their island from the violent incursions of Heracles’ army’. Dr Jane Woollard, The Conversation: Review by The Conversation

The Mares
By Kate Mulvany
A Tasmanian Theatre Company and Ten Days on the Island co-production
Director: Leticia Cáceres
Designer: Jill Munro
Sound Designer: Jessica Dunn
Lighting Designer: Nicholas Higgins
Cast: Sara Cooper, Jane Johnson, Melissa King, Jane Longhurst and Ben Winspear

22-28 March 2019
Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart


The Mares by Kate Mulvany
Directed by Leticia Caceres
Design by Jill Munro
Lighting by Nicholas Higgins
Sound by Jessica Dunn
Commissioned and produced by Tasmanian Theatre Company

Photography: Amy Brown

Sara Cooper
Jane Johnson
Mel King
Jane Longhurst
Ben Winspear