“in Eldershaw once more, I scarcely felt the place was real”

OCTOBER 17 - 20 & 24 - 27

Recovered from an old ottoman after her death, Helen’s journals chronicle her adolescence, marriage and life after. Set predominately in bohemian Hobart in the 1940’s and ’50's, The Eldershaw Chronicles draws on personal experience, reimagined and transformed through the lens of fiction.

Adapted from Stephen Edgar’s narrative verse novel, Eldershaw, a strong ensemble performs a myriad of colourful characters. The Eldershaw Chronicles is a haunting elegy imaginatively staged.

Stephen Edgar, was the recipient of the 2021 Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry.

“If he were a jazz musician, he would be the kind who, when playing after hours, leads all the others to pack up their instruments and listen.” Clive James.

This production has been supported by the Regional Arts Fund NSW.