She Said Theatre presents the Melbourne premiere of Fallen.
All locked away, no one can hold it against you once it is all locked away.
London, 1848. Six women have been promised a clean slate on the other side of the world in the new colonies of Australia. Sealed off from the outside world they cook, clean, sing, and sew, and practice the art of being female while they wait for their new lives to begin. But as the date of departure draws near, the women begin to wonder what reinvention will cost them.
What will such promises make them do? And what about the fall yet to come—the unknown tumble down the edge of the world to a far-away continent.
Inspired by the history of a home for fallen women, founded by Charles Dickens, this imaginative new Australian work asks what happens when the promise of a clean slate is built on silencing your past - and what it takes to break that silence.
Currently based in Melbourne, She Said Theatre was founded in 2006 by co-Artistic Directors Penny Harpham and Seanna van Helten.