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The Season

It’s mutton-bird season and the Duncans are back in their plucking shed.


It’s mutton-bird season and the Duncans are back in their plucking shed. Amid the threat of bird gurry, tiger snakes, Aunty Marlene and Pop blowing a pooper valve, the family reunites with a country and culture still very much alive. Hatchets are buried, secrets told, pranks pulled and deep connections drawn.

Set on Dog Island in Bass Strait, The Season is written by Tasmanian Aboriginal writer and performer Nathan Maynard, who has been endorsed by elders to share the stories of his community. His voice is as sharp as a tack and as blunt as a brick, and with it he tells a disarming, funny story with a crucial point to make; “We’re still here”.

Featuring some of the best Aboriginal talent from around the country including Trevor Jamieson (The Secret River) and Tammy Anderson (I Don’t Wanna Play House). You’ll be fascinated and inspired. And you’ll laugh your head off.

Writer: Nathan Maynard
Director: Isaac Drandic
Dramaturg: Peter Matheson
Set and Costume Designer: Richard Roberts
Lighting Designer: Rachel Burke
Sound Designer: Ben Grant


Presented by Ten Days on the Island

A Tasmania Performs  production

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Ten Days on the Island, Sydney Festival and Melbourne Festival.


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The Season

Theatre Royal
29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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