'Sydney Theatre Company Resident Director, Stefo Nantsou, has adapted John Birmingham's award-winning book, Leviathan: The Unauthorised History of Sydney, into a multi-faceted, collaborative theatre piece showcasing Sydney Theatre Company's permanent ensemble of actors, The Residents, alongside a large and diverse group of Sydney's community performance groups.
'Leviathan takes an intriuging, and sometimes brutual look at Sydney's immigrant history. Blending factual recreation of early penal settlement, accounts of racsim and abuse drawn from Birminham's original book and scenes inspired by interviews with the communities involved, Leviathan promises to be uniquely thrilling production. Stefo has worked in collaboration with the many performers to create the large-scale production, providing opportunities for both professional and non-professional performers from all backgrounds to unite for a unique presentation of our sea-dwelling city's colourful history.'
Source: Sydney Theatre Company website, http://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/