The Mill on the Floss | OpticNerve Performance Group [Melbourne]
The Mill on the Floss | OpticNerve Performance Group [Melbourne]

Event Information


Saturday August 6, 2016
7:30 PM


Theatre Works
14 Acland Street
St Kilda , VIC 3182

Auslan Interpreter/s

Paul Heuston & Sue Izard

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Presented by: Theatre Works and OpticNerve

Maggie Tulliver grows up in a provincial English town where her quick imagination and intelligence are stifled. Her story spans fifteen years and begins when Maggie is nine years old. Relationships with her parents, brother and various suitors reinforce the social norms she is forced to embrace. Yet ultimately she triumphs in an act of free will. Both Maggie Tulliver and George Eliot were women ahead of their time. At the time of publishing under her pseudonym, George Eliot, no one suspected her gender because the writing was considered too good to be written by a woman.

OpticNerve weaves this tale for both women highlighting the collision of opposites and the tension between inner and outer forces. The intense physicality of the work becomes a language of innermost thoughts and emotions where 8 actors playing 17 characters promise a world of haunting resonance and mesmerizing moments.



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