About the Show/Event
Information for The Secret River at King's Theatre, Edinburgh (Play). William Thornhill arrives in New South Wales a convict from the slums of London. Upon earning his pardon he discovers that this new world offers something he didn't dare dream of: a place to call his own. But as he plants a crop and lays claim to the soil on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, he finds that this land is not his to take. Its ancient custodians are the Dharug people. A deeply moving and unflinching journey into Australia's dark history. Adapted from Kate Grenville's acclaimed novel, this multi-award-winning production from Sydney Theatre Company tells the story of two families divided by culture and land. Edinburgh International Festival
Approximate runtime 170minutes (including any interval).
Author Kate Grenville. Adapted by Andrew Bovell. Company Sydney Theatre Company. Director Neil Armfield. Other Stephen Page (artistic associate). Design Stephen Curtis. Costume Tess Schofield. Lighting Mark Howett. Music Iain Grandage. Sound Steve Francis. Director Geordie Brookman (tour director).