Theatre Works and The Voice in My Hands present

The View From Up Here

by Fiona Spitzkowsky

18 - 28 MAY 2022

VENUE

Theatre Works

In the ashes everyone’s been scorched. Family, survival and legacy in the aftermath of disaster.

Eva and Lily have returned to the farm following a catastrophic fire season. The family home has burnt to the ground, the fences have melted, the neighbours have fled and the animals have perished. Maggie, the matriarch, is living in a caravan on the blackened earth where the house once stood tending her new vegetable garden and refusing to leave her land. Painful family histories are revealed that force questions and confrontations to the surface. How much can this family ask of one another amidst the ashes?

Tackling the lived realities of a world increasingly affected by global warming and the impacts on our experiences of family, THE VIEW FROM UP HERE reflects and raises questions about the tapestry of our Australian zeitgeist. This theatrical experience investigates how we might find hope in one another in order to face tomorrow together.

The team creating this production are committed to a process that prioritises sustainability and the lowest possible carbon footprint. Further details will be available in a Project Sustainability Plan closer to the production.

DURATION

80 MINUTES

WARNINGS

15+ adult themes

DATES & TIMES

Wednesday 18 May, 7:30pm Preview Night
Thursday 19 May, 7:30pm Opening Night
Friday 20 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 21 May, 7:30pm
Tuesday 24 May, 7:30pm
Wednesday 25 May, 7:30pm
Thursday 26 May, 7:30pm
Friday 27 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 28 May, 7:30pm

Written and Created by
FIONA SPITZKOWSKY
Directed by
JULIAN DIBLEY-HALL
Performed by
JOHN MARC DESENGANO, CHANELLA MACRI AND EMILY TOMLINS
Production Design
JAMES LEW AND CLAUDIA MIRABELLO
Lighting Design
JASON CRICK
Sound Design & Composition
JESS KEEFFE
Assistant Director
HARRIET WALLACE-MEAD
Dramaturgy
LIV SATCHELL
Stage Manager
ASHLEIGH WALWYN
Producer
HOT MESS PRODUCTIONS
Photo by
UNDERGROUND MEDIA
Supported by
CREATIVE VICTORIA AND CITY OF PORT PHILLIP