Hanging by a Thread: The Ways of Women

6 Performances ONLY!
March 14, 21 & 28 at 10:30am or 1:30pm


'Hanging by a Thread: The Ways of Women' 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: The Ways of Women' 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 Violet&Rose 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: The Ways of Women' is devised and performed by Maureen Hartley and Clare Larman, (Violet&Rose productions, Melbourne)


Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.

March 14, 2021 at 10:30am - 12pm
Old Treasury Building
20 Spring St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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