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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Long Forgotten Dream
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'You can’t bury the past

'This is an exceptional piece of writing by one of the most exciting new voices to come along in years.

'Inspired by true stories of the repatriation of stolen bones, Ngarrindjeri writer H Lawrence Sumner’s play is a sweeping family story that examines four generations of history in a rural community.

'Jeremiah Tucker is a man looking for peace. His daughter Simone is an archaeologist looking for bones. Her great-grandfather just wants to be buried where he belongs. Together, they will uncover the past’s brutal secrets as well as hope for a way forward.

'Two of our country’s most lauded theatre makers, director Neil Armfield and actor Wayne Blair, unite to bring this monumental new work to the stage.

'Set on the windswept coastline of South Australia’s Coorong region, The Long Forgotten Dream is a deeply human story weaving together wry humour, poetic imagery, and a captivating array of richly drawn characters. There’s even a little magic. Together, it promises a wonderful night in the theatre.'

Source: STC.

Production Details

  • World premiere, Sydney Theatre Company (Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, 23 July - 25 August 2018).


    Director: Neil Armfield
    Costume Designer: Tess Schofield
    Lighting Designer: Mark Howett
    With Wayne Blair, Melissa Jaffer.

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Works about this Work

Stolen Bones Are at the Heart of a Forgotten Dream 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 July no. 680 2018; (p. 6)

'After a long search for her great-grandfather's bones, archaeologist Simone Tucker returns home to Australia with good news. This is the beginning of The Long Forgotten Dream, a play written by  Ngarrindjeri writer H Lawrence Sumner.' (Introduction)

Stolen Bones Are at the Heart of a Forgotten Dream 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 July no. 680 2018; (p. 6)

'After a long search for her great-grandfather's bones, archaeologist Simone Tucker returns home to Australia with good news. This is the beginning of The Long Forgotten Dream, a play written by  Ngarrindjeri writer H Lawrence Sumner.' (Introduction)

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  • Meningie - Coorong area, South East South Australia, South Australia,
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