Permission to Speak: Arts House


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Photo credit: Briony Jackson and Arts House

Arts House and Chamber Made Opera present

Permission to Speak

Delicately poised between concert and theatre, Permission to Speak explores the dynamic relationship of parent and child as it exists and evolves through a lifetime. Marking the first collaboration between director Tamara Saulwick and composer Kate Neal the work pairs contemporary performance with musical composition to construct a revealing portrait of what is often left unspoken.

Adult themes.
Course language.
TW: there are brief references to domestic violence.
No age restriction.


  • Concept, Direction, Text & Libretto
     Tamara Saulwick
  • Composition, Libretto, Instrument Design
     Kate Neal
  • Performance
     Gian Slater, Georgie Darvidis, Josh Kyle and Edward Fairlie
  • Sound Design
     Jethro Woodward
  • Lighting Design, Prop Design & Construction
     Bosco Shaw
  • Costume Design
     Marg Horwell
  • Production & Stage Management
     Nick Wollan
  • Recorded voices:
     Penny Baron, MaryAnne Caleo, Olive Chaston, Rudie Chapman, Emilie Collyer, Annie Edney, Andrew Gray, Jane Hall, Carolyn Hanna, Kate Hunter, Martin Hoggart, Petra Kalive, Quinn Knight, Jai Leeworthy, David Maney, Niki na Meadhra, James Pratt, Ahn Tran, Charlotte West, Jack, James, John D, Laney, Mia, Rosa, Sybilla, Ting.
    Interviewees have been credited by their full name, first name only, or pseudonym, in accordance with their wishes.