A fascinating in-depth look at Alfred Deakin and the people who helped create Federation and Australian democracy.

What kind of people brought about Federation? Who was it that created Australia as a nation? Idealistic, complex and energetic, yet to some modern eyes, limited by the beliefs of their era. The cause they strove for, the dilemmas they faced, are strongly relevant today, in a time of concern about globalisation, race, social inequality and national division.

This richly textured and extensively researched play presents the complex vision and political, personal and spiritual life of Alfred Deakin, often called this country’s greatest Prime Minister.

An extremely interesting and informative play. Great acting, scripting, sound, lighting and a few surprising insights. This play is well worth a visit to La Mama Courthouse. Perhaps it could be developed into a mini series.


SEASON 22 June – 3 July 2022

TIMES Wed 6.30pm, Thu, Fri and Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm

LIVE STREAM Fri 24 June, 7.30pm

VENUE La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton

LENGTH 80 minutes

TICKETS $30 Adult | $20 Concession | $10 Live Stream
BOOKINGS 03 9347 6948 or lamama.com.au

Writer and Director: Darryl Emmerson

Performers: Marco Lawrence, Christina McLachlan, Ezra Bix, Annie Ryall, Alex Thomson

Set & Costume: Madeline Nibali

Lighting & Sound: Shane Grant

Music: Brett Wake

Piano: Joe Bourke

Choreography: Janice Florence

Stage Manager: Katie Williams

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talking-to-the-futureA fascinating in-depth look at Alfred Deakin and the people who helped create Federation and Australian democracy. What kind of people brought about Federation? Who was it that created Australia as a nation? Idealistic, complex and energetic, yet to some modern eyes, limited by the...