Song for a Weary Throat

“stranger things happen than the end of the world”   Rebecca Solnit

Song for a Weary Throat is a new work created by Rawcus, 4 vocalists and a live musician

What is it that propels us to get up after loss, after heartbreak, after failure?

Fifteen performers surface from the aftermath in the haunting SONG FOR A WEARY THROAT, as live music from the critically-acclaimed contemporary vocalists Invenio Singers is contrasted with disquieting, yet poetic imagery from Rawcus.

Dangerously beautiful, irresistibly tender and filled with fragility – their latest production reminds us that hope is never out of reach.

Song For a Weary Throat  will premiere at Theatreworks in November 2017.

COLLABORATORS: Director-Kate Sulan, Musical Director, Jethro Woodward, Lighting Designer- Richard Vabre, Set and Costume Designer Emily Barrie, Associate Director, Ingrid Voorendt. Devised and Performed by Rawcus and Invenio Ensemble, Invenio Ensemble Artistic Director Gian Slater



Wed 29 Nov 7.30pm [Preview]
Thu 30 Nov 7.30pm [Opening]
Fri 1 Dec 7.30pm
Sat 2 Dec 7.30pm
Sunday 3 Dec 5pm -Auslan Interpreted performance

Wed 6 Dec 7.30pm
Thu 7 Dec 7.30pm
Fri 8 Dec 7.30pm
Sat 9 Dec 2.00pm
Sat 9 Dec 7.30pm
Sun 10 Dec 5pm

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Content warning: Show contains
loud noise
strong visual imagery including implied violence

Image: Sarah Walker





I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

Present Tense and Rawcus are developing a large-scale cinematic theatre work filled with live music. A political statement come theatrical mosaic fuelled and inspired by the activism of Stella Young.

Using the writing and ideas of Stella Young as a beginning provocation, Present Tense, and Rawcus, will create a crucial and bold new theatrical event that expels a vision for Australia into the future.


COLLABORATORS: Present Tense Bryce Ives and Nate Gilkes, Rawcus Ensemble and artistic director, Kate Sulan