A performance by Turin Production in the Separate Prison.
An interpretation of the lives of some of the convicts and authority figures at Port Arthur. Meet a range of characters – convicts, prison wardens, overseers and a Commandant. These were real people; their histories are documented in the archives here at Port Arthur.
Prison & Power is presented as a series of three ‘sketches of life’ in this penal colony during the mid-1800s, remembering that then, there was no road from Port Arthur to Hobart, no telephone, no internet communication. In this harsh and beautiful place, a settlement was expected to function effectively and efficiently. It was a challenge…
Bookings are essential. Please allow 90 minutes for the experience starting at the Visitor Centre and walking to the Separate Prison for the start of the performance. The performance itself will run approximately 60 minutes.
Credit: Alastair Bett