A brand new performance, inspired by Alexis Wright's award-wining novel Carpentaria, taking place inside an epic artwork premiering at the Brisbane Writers Festival.
A town embroiled in battle. Ancient combats as deep as the land, entwining with greed-fueled battles over what lies beneath. A digital landscape blooms to life; a stirring soundtrack lingers; and the enigmatic Angel Day, presides over her house built on top of the snake spirit's nest.
A place that is full of stories; the big stories and the little ones between.
Meet the extraordinary characters who live on the outskirts of Desperance, creating home in the unlikeliness of places. The proclaimed Queen, Angel Day, and her husband Normal Phantom, at odds in their notion of where they belong, strive to create their idea of home.
Taking place inside Angel's Palace, an epic artistic monument by contemporary Aboriginal artist Gordon Hookey, this immersive theatrical adventure invites audiences to another place and time.
A must-see this September.
Due to the nature of this performance, a lock out policy applies and late comers cannot be permitted.
The Angel’s Palace experience has been made possible through the generous support of the Taylor family.
UPLIT has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Backing Indigenous Arts initiative.
Image by Mick Richards.