And some of the reviews are in:
"Stark white walls. Seven scripts. Seven actors. Who needs 'big' theatre when 'little' theatre can be so blindingly brilliant?" Australian Stage Online
“this show, with such a deceptively simple premise, is a vastly important piece of theatre. …. This is a rare find for theatre-hunters, the opening night audience laughing, crying and so privileged to find insight into not one but seven beautiful minds. I’m going back again.” 5th wall
“All seven stories are touching in their own way. To see each of them performed by an actor who lived the moment, let it go, and turns it into something else on the stage is thrilling. The Political Hearts of Children is a wonderfully engaging piece of original theatre.” lisathatcher.wordpress
"The Political Hearts of Children is a curious set of tales. Thought provoking certainly, and young enough at heart to make it an intriguing (noisy!) little gem." Aussie Theatre
"a beguiling series of childhood memories. Some are familiar and some feel like they're from another world, yet all of them are bewitching.....The Political Hearts of Children is a beautiful journey that I thoroughly enjoyed embraking on. This is a wonderful production." Weekend Notes
“a delightful and charming foray into memories….. the performances were all enjoyable, exuberant and sometimes enthralling…..Well done subtlenuance!” Sydney Arts Guide
Everyone has childhood stories.
They tell us
who we were,
who we are,
and who we can become.
With some of Sydney’s most exciting established and emerging artists we’re going to share these treasured tales – tales of humour and wonder, fear and loss.
Created directly from the personal experiences of the actors, The Political Hearts of Children is a journey back to the lost land of childhood.
Join us as we rediscover its secrets.
What can we retrieve?
What must we leave behind?
Photos by Zorica Purlija
The Political Hearts of Children
Performed by James Balian, Mark Dessaix, Rosanna Easton, Carla Nirella, Kelly Robinson, Kathryn Schuback and Stephen Wilkinson.
Written by Alison Rooke, Katie Pollock, Kimberley Lipschus, Victoria Haralabidou, Beniti Di Fonzo, Didem Caia and Jame Balian.
Directed by Paul Gilchrist
Produced by Daniela Giorgi
Stage Manager Angharad Lindley
Sound Design Ashley Walker
11 April to 21 April 2013
Preview 10 April
TAP Gallery Downstairs Theatre