- 2002 National Tour - VIC, NSW, QLD
Premiered in 2002 at Victorian Arts Centre Playhouse
Walkabout is a program of two works: Rush by Stephen Page and Rations by Frances Rings. A passionate and revealing work featuring acclaimed actress, Ningali Lawford, Walkabout explores the tensions between the spiritual and social forces that shape Indigenous life.
Rations pulls at the threads of hand-me-downs. Lured from their homelands, clothed in cast offs and fed an alien diet of flour and sugar, the people find themselves trapped in a cycle of dependency.
Rush captures the energy and resilience of youth, the struggle to reconcile old ways with new and cleanse the pain of the past.