The Long Forgotten Dream (STC) [Sydney]
The Long Forgotten Dream (STC) [Sydney]

Event Information


Thursday August 23, 2018
8:00 PM


Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW

Auslan Interpreter/s

Maree Madden & Linda D'Ornay

Language/ Cultural Consultant


starting from $83.00 / Please , complete the special access request form or call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats.

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AUSLAN TICKETS: Please complete the special access request form or call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats.


World premiere

You can’t bury the past

This is an exceptional piece of writing by one of the most exciting new voices to come along in years.

Inspired by true stories of the repatriation of stolen bones, Ngarrindjeri writer H Lawrence Sumner’s play is a sweeping family story that examines four generations of history in a rural community.

Jeremiah Tucker is a man looking for peace. His daughter Simone is an archaeologist looking for bones. Her great-grandfather just wants to be buried where he belongs. Together, they will uncover the past’s brutal secrets as well as hope for a way forward.

Two of our country’s most lauded theatre makers, director Neil Armfield and actor Wayne Blair, unite to bring this monumental new work to the stage.

Set on the windswept coastline of South Australia’s Coorong region, The Long Forgotten Dream is a deeply human story weaving together wry humour, poetic imagery, and a captivating array of richly drawn characters. There’s even a little magic. Together, it promises a wonderful night in the theatre.

“Finally something deep and good is happening. Something that you don’t understand.”

Duration 2hrs (including interval)
Content warning Strong language

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