The Art House Presents

The 7 Stages of Grieving

A Queensland Theatre and Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe Production
Tuesday 13 Jun
Wednesday 14 Jun
10AM (this performance will have school children in attendance)
Showing in the Theatre
Pricing Information
Child (12 & under)


Written 20 years ago by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, The 7 Stages of Grieving has become a vital piece in the Australian theatrical cannon. Studied by thousands of students and hailed as a contemporary classic, the play explores the grief of Aboriginal people and their hopes for reconciliation.

Chenoa Deemal stars in this one-everywoman show, sharing poignant stories from across the phases of Aboriginal history and across its many mobs. Some are tales of devastation, others joyous testimonials of survival and triumph. What binds them is their purity of purpose – to invite people, Aboriginal or otherwise, to join in a journey of discovery and healing.



"Watching that hit such an emotional chord, it stayed with me for years. Seeing a visual representation of a beautiful and established culture suddenly wiped clear with the stroke of a hand was emotionally jarring and brought to my attention how powerful theatre can be"
Chenoa Deemal.

“...from any perspective this is a vital, throbbing piece of theatre in anybody’s cultural terms, and Chenoa Deemal’s performance is deadly. The text is flawless, the actor close to perfection, but what brings this play into the 21 st century after 20 years, and redeems it from being just a period piece, is the direction and staging.”

Daily Review
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that this production contains images of deceased persons

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