By Louis Nowra based on the novel by Xavier Herbert
Directed by Wesley Enoch

    A conch shell, a red lantern, a pot of ochre make-up. As we were clearing out the dilapidated recesses of Belvoir St Theatre to prepare for our historic renovation we found a sad cardboard box squashed under the seating banks which contained these three treasures. After a little detective work we discovered that this was a box of props from the original production of Capricornia premiered by Company B in 1988.

    Eighteen years later we were delighted that Wesley Enoch will create a new production of this epic story which follows one man’s odyssey into the dark and bloody heart of his past in the Top End.

    Louis Nowra’s brilliant adaptation of Xavier Herbert’s novel Capricornia is a sweeping adventure about race and place in the Top End in the 1930s. It became a must-see in Australian theatre in 2006… raucous, big, rich, violent, bloody and thrilling.


    By Louis Nowra based on the novel by Xavier Herbert
    Directed by Wesley Enoch
    Designer Brian Thomson
    Lighting & Vision Designer Mark Howett
    Costume Designer Alice Babidge
    Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis
    Assistant Director Matthew Whittet
    Stage Manager Jamie Twist
    Assistant Stage Manager Anna Reece


    Bob Baines
    Luke Carroll
    Lillian Crombie
    Felino Dolloso
    Kerri Glassock
    Jason Klarwein
    Annie Maynard
    Christopher Pitman
    Fiona Press
    Kyas Sherriff
    Ursula Yovich

    Production images by Heidrun Lohr


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