In 1873, on Winter’s longest night, two strangers meet in an outlying shepherd’s hut. He has wandered the Australian bush for 10 years, trying to escape punishment for a mysterious crime; she has returned here time and again to secretly draw her lost child, shrouding the walls of the hut in charcoal portraits. In the other, they each discover a glimpse of themselves, and an opportunity for connection, confession and redemption; but how can the unspeakable ever be uttered, let alone forgiven? Inspired by an 1873 article featured in The Age, this new devised work explores shame, isolation and the enduring need for human connection.



Created by the Company

Performers Joanne Owen-Smith, Luke Lennox & Lachlan Bryan

Director Kellie Tori

Dramaturg & Producer Jonathan Graffam

Original Music & Lyrics Lachlan Bryan

Sound & Lighting Designer Celine Khong

Set & Costume Designer Abbie-Lea Hough

Rehearsal SM Jordan Carter

Stage Manager Imogen Titmarsh

Artwork by Abbie Matthews

Image by Jacinta Tori



Oct 24, 25, 26



Tue 6.30 | Wed 8.30 | Thur 6.30

Approx. 55 minutes


La Mama Theatre 205 Faraday St, Carlton


Tickets Info/

All tickets $15

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142

Download show program: HERE