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You Know We Belong Together

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You Know We Belong Together

Past Show

01 Mar - 04 Mar

Heath Ledger Theatre

A story of love; that force of nature that strikes like lightning into our hearts.

  • “A shared, joyous experience of the rarest kind.”

    The west Australian

You Know We Belong Together

A Black Swan State Theatre Company, Perth Festival and DADAA co-production

By Julia Hales, Finn O’Branagáin & Clare Watson

You Know We Belong Together brings the untold stories of performers with Down syndrome to life in a heartfelt and upbeat show, inspired by performer Julia Hales' passion for the classic Australian soap opera Home and Away.

Julia Hales has watched every single episode of the Australian soap opera Home and Away since it first aired in 1988, but she’s never seen another person with Down syndrome in the cast. Julia is an artist and performer, with dreams of landing a role in her favourite show and finding love.

You Know We Belong Together is a joyful celebration of community spirit and a call for greater inclusivity from a community rarely represented on stage or screen. This live documentary has had sold-out seasons in Australia and is at once a universal story of love, loss, and friendship, and a deeply personal exploration of the frustrations and aspirations of living with Down syndrome. All set in the famous diner at Summer Bay.

Dates

01 Mar - 04 Mar

Venue

Heath Ledger Theatre

Duration

60 mins (no interval)

Artists

Julia Hales

Cast

Joshua Bott

Cast

Patrick Carter

Cast

Tina Fielding

Cast

Mark Junor

Cast

Melissa Junor

Cast

Lauren Marchbank

Cast

Finn O’Branagáin

Writer

Clare Watson

Clare Watson

Director

Tyler Hill

Tyler Hill

Set & Costume Designer

Joe Paradise Lui

Joe Paradise Lui

Lighting Designer

Rachael Dease

Rachael Dease

Composer & Sound Designer

Michael Carmody

Michael Carmody

Video Designer

Laura Boynes

Movement Director (Original)

Katie Moore

Stage Manager

Anastasia Julien-Martial

Assistant Stage Manager

Deborah May

Dramaturg

Lincoln Mackinnon

Film Maker

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