“I was always like, like a magnet with my Dad, like everywhere
he went I was right next to him… He never got rid of me…”

Throughout Australia’s history, an unknown number of Indigenous children have been forcibly removed from their families. Parents driven mad, grandparents heartbroken, siblings torn apart, language lost, and culture stripped away.

Using testimonials from the Stolen Generations, Noongar man Ian Michael invites you to listen in on the silenced stories of this country.


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


Performed and co-written by Ian Michael

Co-written by Seanna van Helten

Directed by Penny Harpham

Sound design by Raya Slavin

Lighting design by Katie Sfetkidis

Set and costume design Chloe Greaves

AV design by Michael Carmody

Produced by Anna Kennedy

Stage Manager: Tonie-Rayne Steele

Image by Gabi Briggs


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A She Said Theatre production


Part of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival




September 22 – October 2


Wed 8:30pm
Thu 6.30pm
Fri 8.30pm
Sat 6.30pm

Sun 6.30pm


La Mama Courthouse


Tickets Info/

Full $25 Concession $15

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142

Running Time/

Approx. 50 minutes