The play starts when two sisters arrive at the front of Nana’s house. Well, no, the story starts nearly 200 years before hand. The sisters believe that they have brought disgrace upon the family, that is until they hear Nanna’s story.
It is designed to be a site-specific work for 3 to five actors for an audience of 20 about people maximum, to be performed in a workers cottage, set in Fremantle WA over nearly 200 years. It will be a combination of multi-media, live performance, scone making and scone eating. It is an honest and humorous look at a family’s secrets. Secrets of prostitution, venereal disease, poverty, domestic violence, stolen generation, and hidden Aboriginal heritage. While it is set mostly in the 70’s when people were still getting their head around effective birth control and women’s growing independence, it refers back to the time when the swan River Colony was a few years old.