Director: Neil Armfield; Written by: Kate Grenville, Andrew Bovell
Based on Kate Grenville’s acclaimed novel, The Secret River is an unflinching journey into Australia's dark past.
When William Thornhill arrives in Australia he's just a convict from the slums of London. But upon earning his pardon he realises that this new world is offering him something that he didn't dare dream of: a home. A place to call his own.
But as he lays claim to a piece of land and settles down to plant some crops he discovers that the land is not his to take — it belongs to the ancient Dharug people, and they don't want to give it up.
Ian McKellan On Stage – 15 Sep 2019 – Ian McKellan will be talking about his career and reprising some of his most memorable characters on the screen and stage
Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – 25 Jul to 31 Aug 2019 – Can Polly help Padlock the Bear escape the evil clutches of Mr Gum in this all-singing, all-dancing adventure for kids?
Shakespeare’s As You Like It – 7 Aug to 21 Sep 2019 – The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's cross-dressing romantic comedy As You Like It.
Outdoor production of The Tempest – 7 to 8 Aug 2019 – Watch an outdoor production of Shakespeare's The Tempest round the side of Westminster Abbey in Dean's Yard
Les Miserables all-star concert – 10 Aug to 30 Nov 2019 – Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will be starring in this all-star concert version of the long-running West End show Les Miserables
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 18 Aug 2019 – An outdoor performance of Shakespeare's comedy about the king and queen of the fairies and a couple of confused lovers at Kenwood House
A Very Expensive Poison – 19 Aug to 28 Sep 2019 – Luke Harding's story takes us into the world of Cold War espionage to explain the death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
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