Evoking our windswept Australian coast and reaching into far corners of the world, H. Lawrence Sumner’s epic tale is a rich tapestry of families, history and murder told with wry humour, an array of captivating characters and even a little magic.
Archaeologist Simone Tucker (Jada Alberts) has returned home to South Australia with good news. Having crossed oceans to follow historical clues, she has scoured archives in great and obscure museums of the world to find her great-grandfather’s bones. After two years of cramped planes, dingy hotels and endless searching, she has finally found them, jumbled in a dusty box. Now, it’s her mission to put him to rest. She wants to give him the burial he always deserved.
What Simone doesn’t realise is that this burial will unearth heartrending secrets for herself and her family. Her small coastal town has a dangerous history, and her father Jeremiah (Wayne Blair) just wants to keep the peace.
Neil Armfield directs this world premiere.