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This Heaven by Nakkiah Lui


THEMES: Family, Justice, Anger, Indigenous Deaths in Custody
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: 5 – 6 Cast Members

“Her [Nakkiah Lui] first full-length work burns with anger and passion and explodes in its final moments.” — Benjamin Neutze,…


Sissy Gordon’s father died in custody at Mount Druitt Police Station. The cops got a fine, Sissy’s family got $9,000 and no one is allowed to speak about it. Sissy is about to become a lawyer but tonight lawyers and the law are beside the point. Tonight the night is dirty and heavy, and the moon is swollen and bright. Everyone knows that on nights like this things happen.

Production History

This Heaven was first produced by Belvoir, premiering downstairs at the Belvoir Street Theatre on February 9, 2013.

Published as part of Downstairs at Belvoir — Volume 2 alongside Cinderella by Matthew Whittet and Is This Thing On? by Zoë Coombs Marr

ISBN: 978 1 925338 20 1

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 1.1 cm

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