The Tree Widows


Produced by Tasmanian Theatre Company

Director Alana Valentine

Designers Jill Munro & Alana Valentine

Sound designer Max Ford

Cast Guy Hooper, Iain Lang, Jane Longhurst and Jane Johnson

Dates: 6 to 17 April 2016

Venue: Soldiers Memorial Walk, Queen’s Domain – meet at car park behind TCA Ground

Duration: 90 minutes (including interval)



Up on the Queen’s Domain is a quiet jewel in Hobart’s history. An avenue of memorial trees, planted after WW1, by relatives and friends of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in that terrible conflict.

The Tree Widows tells the stories of not just the soldiers whose trees are on the Soldier’s Memorial Avenue but gives a surprising glimpse into the families, relatives, friends and members of the general public who have a connection to this contemplative, beautiful place.

Moving with the performers from tree to tree along the Avenue, these monologues are an engaging, funny, and deeply moving way to see a place you may think you know in an entirely new way — a way to breathe in the past through your own city.

The Tree Widows is a unique Tasmanian piece of theatre that celebrates why families today continue to lovingly care for this place of memory and meaning.

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