of the Sea' is now on

'Children of the Sea' is now on at the Subiaco Arts Centre. Image - Perth Festival

17 Feb, 2021

The Governor and Ms Annus attend the Perth Festival’s ‘Children of the Sea’

The Governor and Ms Annus attended the Perth Festival Commissioned performance ‘Children by the Sea‘ at the Subiaco Arts Centre.

The culmination of a two-year research project, Jay Emmanuel’s moving piece follows the perilous journey of a group of unaccompanied children drifting on Indo-Australian waters.

The Governor was moved by the performance and recommended it as a must-see this Perth Festival.

“I’ve seldom been more moved than I was last night at the opening of one of the Festival’s superb productions Children of the Sea. It was beautifully conceived and brilliantly moves between the reality of life on a refugee boat and the past lives of those who have found themselves in this situation through our connection and understanding of the characters,” said the Governor.

“The staging is superb, the music is haunting, the themes are confronting, the acting is authentic, you cannot spend a better evening than attending it yourself.”

Children of the Sea is now on at the Subiaco Arts Centre until this Saturday 20 February, but is selling fast. For more information and tickets click here. 

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