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Hanging by a Thread
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM
LocationOld Treasury Building
20 Spring St
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
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Event contactKatie Dunning
This event is likely not to proceed. Here is the announcement from the Old Treasury Building on 16 March 2020:
Due to the current health crisis the MUSEUM at the Old Treasury Building will be closed to the general public until further notice. We apologise to our visitors for this disruption, but have taken this step to safeguard the health of all – visitors, staff and volunteers – and to assist in containing infection. At this stage we do not know how long the closure will last.
Here is the information about the event as previously originally planned:
Immerse yourself in 19th century Melbourne in ‘Hanging by a Thread...’, a story of 4 women’s lives.
'Hanging by a Thread...' is a 50-minute prologue performance that culminates at Old Treasury Building's current exhibition 'Wayward Women? '
Based on historic research, the play presents a taste of 19th century Melbourne life. Its four characters highlight the restricted lives and choices of many women at that time, focusing on the circumstances surrounding those women who, for varying reasons, lived on the margins of society.
'The 'Wayward Women?' exhibition poses questions about the behaviour and disturbing activities of some women at the end of the 19th century', says Clare. 'By the time the audience enter the Exhibition itself, 'Hanging by a Thread...' will have added a depth of knowledge, a more emotional connection and a wider context of the times for them', adds Maureen.
Melbourne actors Maureen Hartley and Clare Larman, as Rose and Violet Productions, have, for more than 25 years, created unique, immersive, mobile and surprising theatre events from social history, always researching and exploring women's roles and circumstances at particular times, and have successfully collaborated previously with several cultural institutions.
'Hanging by a Thread... ' is devised and performed by Maureen Hartley and Clare Larman, (Violet&Rose productions, Melbourne)
FREE for a limited time!
To assist with seating, please book via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hanging-by-a-thread-tickets-97663118015
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