The 7 Stages of Grieving

21 May — 19 Jun 2021

Wharf 1 Theatre

THE 7 STAGES OF GRIEVING

By Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman
Directed by Shari Sebbens

A testament to love, family and resilience

The 7 Stages of Grieving is a vibrant and insightful account of what it means to be an Aboriginal woman in contemporary Australia. On its premiere in 1995 it became an early triumph for Deborah Mailman and Wesley Enoch, and a beloved classic of Australian theatre.

A woman stands alone on stage. Over one gripping hour, she traces seven phases of Aboriginal history – Dreaming, Invasion, Genocide, Protection, Assimilation, Self-Determination, and Reconciliation. Mailman and Enoch’s script is a potent expression of strength and survival, as well as humour and joy. It’s an ode to the power of storytelling.

Resident Director Shari Sebbens makes her STC directorial debut with this moving and vital work. Helpmann Award-winner Elaine Crombie tackles this tour de force performance with her distinctive warmth and vivacity.

In an exciting update, brand new scenes have been added with Enoch and Mailman to offer a contemporary perspective on what has changed in the 26 years since the play first opened, and how far we still have to go.

The 7 Stages of Grieving’s generosity of spirit is set to be embraced by a whole new generation.

Approx. duration 1hr (no interval). Subject to change. More info.


VISITOR SAFETY INFORMATION

100% audience capacity: NSW Health has granted STC an exemption to the current Public Health Order, allowing us to increase audience capacity to 100%. We encourage you to consider your comfort levels in a busy theatre setting before attending.

Face masks are strongly recommended: NSW Health strongly recommends that all audience members over 12 wear a mask in our foyers and theatres, including during the performance. Please bring a face mask with you

The situation is constantly evolving and safety measures may change before your performance. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.


TICKET INFORMATION

Act 2 Season Tickets
This play is currently only available as part of an Act 2 Season Ticket (a pack of 4 or more plays). Save on tickets, get first access to best available seats, pay no transaction fees, and enjoy exclusive benefits all year round.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $54
Adult A Reserve $54
Seniors cardholder $54
Pensioner/Student $54
Under 30 $44
Preview $44

Single tickets
Single tickets for this show go on sale on 23 Apr.

Transaction fees may apply
Act 2 Season Ticket bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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