'Thomas Jenkis was born on the Island. In and out of jail for petty crime, he eventually finds himself on the streets of the mainland. Seven years later, he returns to the Island to celebrate his 21st birthday, reacquainting himself with the people from his past. Goin’ to the Island is a contemporary tale that mixes modern life with traditional stories, new songs and old.' (Source: Playlab website)
First performed at the Merivale Street Studio on Tuesday, September 7, 1999. A Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts production in association with the Merivale Program of the Queensland Performing Arts Trust.
Production staged at Ten Days on the Island in 2001: Earl Arts Centre, Launceston, 5-7 April 2001.
Director: Nadine McDonald.
Designer: Delores McDonald.
Lighting Designer: Andrew Meadows.