In the 1870’s a girl is born under a tree – her birth tree – chosen to give her strength and wisdom. When the tree is cut down she follows it into the white man’s world, working as a cook for the big house on the island. Her tree has become a kitchen table, one she will pass down through successive generations as a legacy – a way of carving out her family stories. Now, generations later, a young man and his mother fight for ownership of the table.


SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross NSW 2011


Director Marion Potts
Designer Bruce McKinven
LX Design Luiz Pampolha
Composer & Sound Designer Brett Collery
With Roxanne McDonald, Leah Purcell, Russell Smith, Ben Dennison & Blake Herczeg

Performance Dates

Previews 10 – 14 August
Season 17 August – 22 September