The Visitors

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The Visitors

January, 1788. A strange sight greets those gathered on the shore of Gadigal land. Ships of a type and size never seen before. Where are they from? Who and what do they carry? Should they be welcomed– or should they be wary? The Visitors explores that pivotal moment when the First Fleet dropped anchor. Seven senior law men meet to decide how to respond. Their decision must be unanimous and will have far-reaching implications for all. The Visitors is a powerful, imaginative response to the beginnings of modern Australia.

Based on the stage-play by renowned playwright Jane Harrison

Directed by: Dylan River

Written by: Dylan River

Co-Production Partners: Tanith Glynn-Maloney and Dylan River, Since 1788 Productions

Status: In Development