Up on the Queen’s Domain is a quiet jewel in Hobart’s history. An avenue of memorial trees, planted after WW1, by relatives and friends of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in that terrible conflict.
The Tree Widows tells the stories of not just the soldiers whose trees are on the Soldier’s Memorial Avenue but gives a surprising glimpse into the families, relatives, friends and members of the general public who have a connection to this contemplative, beautiful place.
Moving with the performers from tree to tree along the Avenue, these monologues are an engaging, funny, and deeply moving way to see a place you may think you know in an entirely new way – a way to breathe in the past through your own city.
Tree Widows is a unique Tasmanian piece of theatre that celebrates why families today continue to lovingly care for this place of memory and meaning.
Produced by Tasmanian Theatre Company
Director Alana Valentine
Writer Alana Valentine
Designers Jill Munro & Alana Valentine
Sound designer Max Ford
Cast Guy Hooper, Iain Lang, Jane Longhurst and Jane Johnson
Dates 6 to 17 April 2016
Venue Soldiers Memorial Walk, Queen’s Domain – meet at car park behind TCA Ground
Duration 120 minutes (including interval)
Wed 6 April 11am
Thurs 7 April 11am
Fri 8 April 11am
Fri 8 April 2.30pm
Sat 9 April 11am
Sat 9 April 2.30pm
Sun 10 April 11am
Sun 10 April 2.30pm
Tues 12 April 11am
Wed 13 April 11am
Thurs 14 April 11am
Fri 15 April 11am
Fri 15 April 2.30pm
Sat 16 April 11am
Sat 16 April 2.30pm
Sun 17 April 11am
Sun 17 April 2.30pm
Patron advice: This travelling performance takes place outdoors and requires gentle walking. Please dress for outdoor conditions and wear comfortable shoes. Patrons with mobility issues – help is at hand! – Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org when you make your booking to reserve a seat on our motorised golf cart. Please note: This performance is NOT completely wheelchair accessible.
Supported by Hobart City Council, Tasmanian Centenary of ANZAC Fund, the Australian Government through the Department of Communication and the Arts and the Friends of the Soldiers’ Memorial Avenue