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If you want the truth, I'm not the person to talk to...

Time moves on but the past lingers in fragmented memories, impressions and scattered traces.

And amidst all of this, somewhere, the truth.


In this verbatim theatre work, be transported on a journey to the past where the facts are elusive and the truth is slippery.


Piecing together authentic recollections and reflections from real people, The Past is a Foreign Country explores the often poignant, sometimes selfish and frequently comic ways we attempt to remember, forget, record, and shape our own histories.


This exciting work will grip you in an engaging, personal and playful pursuit to piece together, map out and pin down the ultimate truth.


Devisers: Sarah Coffee, Emily Daly, Tamara Gazzard, Scott Gelzinnis, Callan Purcell, Lucy Shepherd, John Wood.

Performers: Emily Daly, Tamara Gazzard, Callan Purcell, Lucy Shepherd, John Wood.

Lighting Design: Lyndon Buckley

Sound Design: Scott Gelzinnis

Stage Manager: Hope Atkins

Assistant Stage Managers: Kayla Crowe and Naomi Dingle

Mentor: Erika Gelzinnis

Outside Eyes: Amy Hardingham and Carl Young

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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