The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe takes over the Sydney Opera House.

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From highly personal stories of great hardship, the Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe brings you a surprisingly uplifting performance with this unlikely mix of violence, struggle and comedy.

Fresh from an acclaimed run in London’s Southbank Centre for the Women of the World Festival where diverse audiences applauded it, this Australian production is coming to the Sydney Opera House as part of the All About Women 2015 program.

After she “had a gutful of violence against women”, writer and director Ros Horin began looking to create something positive that would help break the silence.

When she went searching for women to share their stories of hardship and resilience, she had no idea that these remarkable women would end up front of stage. Three former refugees, one immigrant; all are Australian citizens, none of them professional actors…

After thirty years of working as an artistic director and writer, Ms Horin brought together these women and began workshopping a production incorporating African singing, drumming, dancing and comedy.

The African Ladies Troupe is breaking the silence on a universal issue and proving that through speaking out and seeking help, women can release themselves from the dark and painful inner world of violence.
As put by Ms Horin: “It is incredibly inspiring… the way these women have been put through hell and back and are still able to laugh.”

This will be the absolute last opportunity to gain intimate access to these never before seen stories.

26 – 29 March 2015, Sydney Opera House, $36 – $55, sydneyoperahouse.com