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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 This Heaven
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'Sissy Gordon's father died in custody at Mount Druitt Police Station. The cops got a fine, Sissy's family got $9,000 and no one is allowed to speak about it. Sissy is about to become a lawyer but tonight lawyers and the law are beside the point. Tonight the night is dirty and heavy, and the moon is swollen and bright. Everyone knows that on nights like this things happen.

Nakkiah Lui's "This Heaven" is about a family who find themselves at a flash point of oppression, loss, love and anger. Lui turns the streets and parks of Mount Druitt into a fierce public forum where the essential matters of what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is bad are up for grabs. At the centre of it is the question: does doing nothing make you as complicit as the perpetrators?' Source: http://belvoir.com.au/ (Sighted 05/12/2012)

Production Details

  • First produced at the Downsatirs Theatre, Belvoir Street Theatre, 7 February - 3 March 2013. Director: Lee Lewis

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First known date: 2012

Works about this Work

Young Black Writers Are Told 'Don't Make Art' but Nakkiah Lui Stretches What Is Possible Nayuka Gorrie , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 May 2018;

'Lui has been criticised by Quadrant and News Corp. Would this have been the case if she wasn’t black?'

Debut Writer Tells Fiery Tale of Family's Injustice Jason Blake , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 February 2013; (p. 10)

— Review of This Heaven Nakkiah Lui , 2012 single work drama
Shocking Tragedy of a Family at Flashpoint John McCallum , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 February 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of This Heaven Nakkiah Lui , 2012 single work drama
From Mount Druitt to Belvoir Elissa Blake , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 February 2013; (p. 11)

— Review of This Heaven Nakkiah Lui , 2012 single work drama
Law to Lore, Lui Tests Contemporary Waters Matthew Westwood , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 December 2012; (p. 7)
From Mount Druitt to Belvoir Elissa Blake , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 February 2013; (p. 11)

— Review of This Heaven Nakkiah Lui , 2012 single work drama
Shocking Tragedy of a Family at Flashpoint John McCallum , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 February 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of This Heaven Nakkiah Lui , 2012 single work drama
Debut Writer Tells Fiery Tale of Family's Injustice Jason Blake , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 February 2013; (p. 10)

— Review of This Heaven Nakkiah Lui , 2012 single work drama
Law to Lore, Lui Tests Contemporary Waters Matthew Westwood , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 December 2012; (p. 7)
Young Black Writers Are Told 'Don't Make Art' but Nakkiah Lui Stretches What Is Possible Nayuka Gorrie , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 May 2018;

'Lui has been criticised by Quadrant and News Corp. Would this have been the case if she wasn’t black?'

Last amended 13 Feb 2013 09:56:34
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