The Visitors

Next date: Saturday, 24 August 2024 | 07:30 PM to 08:45 PM

The Visitors

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?

Having recently been awarded Best Mainstage Production and Best Ensemble at the 2023 Sydney Theatre Awards, Muruwari playwright Jane Harrison’s THE VISITORS embarks on a national tour 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.


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


Moogahlin Performing Arts was formed on Gadigal country in Redfern NSW in November 2007 by a group of First Peoples performance artists, educators, and community workers before being incorporated in 2009.

Moogahlin Performing Arts exists to:

  • Develop and produce cross-cultural and interdisciplinary new performance work by First Peoples for First Peoples.
  • Support emerging and established First Peoples practitioners to develop, create and produce innovative and stimulating work.
  • Empower their communities through audience engagement and community development.
  • Provide sector leadership by fostering new talent in key creative, administrative, and production roles.



Sydney Theatre Company (STC) has been a major force in Australian drama since its establishment in 1978. The Company presents an annual season at its own Harbourside venues and as the resident theatre company of Sydney Opera House.

Under the Artistic Direction of Kip Williams, STC produces works of scale and ambition that illuminate, entertain, and challenge. STC tours productions throughout Australia and internationally, playing annually to audiences of more than 300,000.

STC has launched and fostered the theatre careers of many of Australia’s internationally renowned artists including Cate Blanchett, Wayne Blair, Toni Collette, Deborah Mailman, Tim Minchin and Hugo Weaving.

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  • Saturday, 24 August 2024 | 07:30 PM - 08:45 PM