A personal and moving play to mark National Reconciliation Week.

26 May – 3 June

HART is a very personal and moving examination of the contemporary effects of Australia’s forcible separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. Young Noongar man Ian Michael and his co-writer Seanna van Helten developed HART through testimonials and interviews with four Noongar men spanning three generations – including Ian himself.

Using the poignant words of these resilient men, HART illuminates the ongoing after-effects and inter-generational cycle of trauma experienced by Indigenous Australians. The show is intimate, warm and often very funny, and gently invites audiences to listen in on Australia’s silenced stories, and deepen their understanding of a difficult and defining part of Australian history.

Join us for Ian Michael’s very special HART, during National Reconciliation week. Your ticket includes the show, a light pre-show supper, live ambient music, and a complimentary glass of locally produced wine.

Our season opens with a very special Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service event on Friday 26 May, recognising the 20th anniversary of Bringing Them Home: the ‘Stolen Children’ Report.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that this production contains images of deceased persons.

7pm / Friday 26 May AWAHS Sorry Day performance (private event)
7pm / Saturday 27 May Opening Night
7pm / Tuesday 30 May
7pm / Wednesday 31 May

11am / Thursday 1 June (schools only performance)

7pm / Thursday 1 June
7pm / Friday 2 June (Meet The Artists night)
2pm / Saturday 3 June (audio described)
7pm / Saturday 3 June

Duration: Approximately 2 hours including light supper and show.

** Please advise at time of booking of any dietary requirements **

A She Said Theatre production

Concept & Performance Ian Michael
Written by Ian Michael & Seanna van Helten
Director Penny Harpam
Set & Costume Design Chloe Greaves
Lighting Design Katie Sfetkidis
Composition & Sound Design Raya Slavin
Video Design Michael Carmody

This production is toured by Regional Arts Victoria.

Winner – Best Emerging Artist (Adelaide Fringe 2016)
Winner – Best Emerging Indigenous Artist (Melbourne Fringe 2015)
Winner – SA Tour Ready Award (Melbourne Fringe 2015)
Winner – Tiki Tour Ready Award (Melbourne Fringe 2015)


Standard Tickets
Full / $49
Concession / $40
Student / $30
Red Hot Rush / $20 (at the door only)

Group Prices
10 + / $32 each
6 + / $35 each
4 + / $37 each

Opening Night Tickets
Full / $59
Concession / $50
Student / $40
Subscriber Upgrade / $10

Transaction fees may apply
Single tickets: $0 online; $3 telephone or at box office counter

“A brave and quietly devastating performance…moving theatre that handles some emotionally harrowing material with dignity and grace.”

The Age

“In simple prose, it tracks the doleful story of dispossession and institutionalisation…[but] the play itself is warm, big-hearted and often very funny.”



Our Concession rate is available to Australian Pensioners, Seniors, Health Care Cardholders, MEAA Members and patrons using Audio Description services. Proof of eligibility is required when booking or collecting tickets.

Red Hot Rush tickets
If you are under 26 or hold a valid student card, you can buy tickets from the box office for $20 to any HotHouse show within one hour of the performance. A valid proof of age or Student ID is required.

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For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 6021 7433.

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