Return to Escape from Woomera

Return to Escape from Woomera

Fri Oct 26 7:00 PM
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Bay 19
General Admission
180 Mins

Presented by Performance Space
World Premiere

Fifteen years ago, a group of Australians made Escape From Woomera: a politically explosive video game that put players in the shoes of a refugee held in immigration detention. Applespiel invite you to play Escape from Woomera in this specially-commissioned live gaming and performance experience. Each night, the artists create a live commentary to accompany the gameplay alongside human rights advocates, refugees and the creators of the original game, exploring the contemporary significance of this cultural intervention.

This is a durational work where audiences are able to enter and leave the space at any time.

Applespiel would like to advise audiences that this work contains both discussion and depiction of the real experiences of refugees in detention, which may be distressing.


Commissioned by Performance Space

A percentage of the ticket sales from Return to Escape from Woomera will be donated to Asylum Seekers Centre. 


Lead Artists Applespiel (Nathan Harrison, Nikki Kennedy, Emma McManus, Rachel Roberts, Simon Vaughan)
Dramaturg Paschal Daantos Berry
Technical Director Solomon Thomas

Lighting & Set Designer Emma Lockhart-Wilson


Applespiel, Return to Escape from Woomera.
Image: Escape from Woomera

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Bay 19

245 Wilson Street Eveleigh, New South Wales, 2015