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The Sirens’ Return

15 - 20 Nov

Sometimes the deepest stories lie just beneath the surface.

By Anne-Louise Rentell, Barbara Nicholson, Ali Jane Smith and Daryl Wallis

Performed against the backdrop of industrial Port Kembla, The Sirens’ Return is a moving and evocative new music theatre work that reflects the spirit of place from the perspective of the women who embody it.

Drawing on oral histories collected from women living across different eras of the steel town, as well as First Nations and western mermaid mythology, The Sirens’ Return honours the diversity of women’s experiences through the emotional power of song.

Celebrated local director Anne-Louise Rentell (Trash Talk, Dead Man Brake, The Outside Man) has assembled a high calibre team of creatives and vocalists to bring these stories to life in the uniquely stunning outdoor setting of Port Kembla pool at dusk. With an eclectic score from acclaimed composer Daryl Wallis (Dead Man Brake, The Outside Man, Landscape with Monsters) that traverses jazz, blues and pop, this is a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event not to be missed.

“It’s a dream, but it’s a memory, too.” – The Sirens’ Return

Location Alert!

Performed at Port Kembla Pool. The audience will be seated on the tiered, grassed, natural amphitheatre overlooking the stunning Port Kembla beach. Limited accessible seating is available and must be pre-booked. Headphones will be provided.

Save with a Merrigong Season Ticket!

This show is part of Merrigong’s Season 2021. To get the best seats and price, book a Season Ticket.

We are committed to delivering safe & enjoyable performing arts experiences, and have a COVID Safe Plan to help keep everyone safe that includes:

• Reduced capacities – up to 75% of our normal seating capacity. Empty seats are distributed throughout the theatre, however, you may have people seated next to you.
• Digital check-ins
• Additional cleaning and disinfecting of theatres and foyers
• Increased distance between performers and the audience
• Hand sanitising stations throughout our venues
• Trained staff to assist with COVID safety.

The use of face masks is encouraged.

When you visit, it is really important that you are feeling well, and prepared to adhere to the safety practices of our venues. If you’re experiencing any COVID symptoms, even if they are very mild, please stay home and contact us prior to your event, and we will arrange a refund or exchange.

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Cast & Creative

Director Anne-Louise Rentell
Musical Director Daryl Wallis
Designer Katja Handt
Performers Marlene Cummins, Sonya Holowell, Jean Lewis, Billie Rose Prichard, Kerrie Sweeney, Jennifer Vuletic
Photos by Matthew Abbott

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