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Through the Cracks

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 A forensic investigation into an artists’ true tale of homelessness

"A very brave play... Thank you for shining a light on a dark issue." – Yumi Lee, NSW Older Women’s Network

Elaine Paton stars in this thrilling, interactive, immersive one-woman show, delving – with forensic detail - into the true-life disappearance of… herself. 4 performances only: 1-3 September Leichhardt Town Hall. Through the Cracks is a theatrical crime-style investigation that dives deep into issues of ageing, identity and homelessness, as non-nonsense Welsh Inspector ‘Myfwany Tilly’ leads an enquiry into the true-life disappearance of her alter ego, Elaine.

In the style of true-life crime drama, and with the help of the audience, Tilly pores through evidence - real diaries, photos and more - to piece together the narrative of Elaine’s life that doesn’t quite add up  – and give clues to what has happened. Then… an even more surprising twist.

This autobiographical story is a powerful window into one of the biggest social issues of our time.

“Older women are rarely represented in theatre,” says Elaine. “We are also the fastest growing cohort of homeless people, sleeping in cars… or worse. My story could be any women’s story, it just happens to be mine.”

Through the Cracks, written and performed by Elaine Paton, is directed by Aarne Neeme with video artist Gail Kenning.

Content Warning: References mental illness and suicide.

ACCESSIBILITY: While the venue is fully accessible, there are 5 steps to navigate to the stage where all audience members will be seated. So both the performer and the audience will be on the stage. 

Leichhardt Town Hall, Corner of Marion and Norton St, Leichhardt

Thurs 1 Sept 12noon; Fri 2 Sept 12noon & 8pm; Sat 3 Sept 2pm and 7.30pm

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