Theatre Works and Rawcus present

Song For A Weary Throat

29 November 2017 - 10 December 2017

What is it that propels us to get up after loss, after heartbreak, after failure?

Fifteen performers surface from the aftermath, the wake of a disaster, in the haunting SONG FOR A WEARY THROAT, as live music from the critically-acclaimed contemporary vocalists Invenio Singers is contrasted with disquieting, yet poetic imagery from Rawcus.

Rawcus is an award-winning ensemble of performers with and without disability creating distinct performance works and exceptional arts experiences. Dangerously beautiful, irresistibly tender and filled with fragility – their latest production reminds us that hope is never out of reach.

Australian Premiere

60 minutes. No interval.
Tickets $38 Adult / $30 Concession


Kate Sulan


Emily Barrie

Lighting Designer

Richard Vabre

Musical Direction and Composition

Jethro Woodward and Gian Slater

Sound Designer

Jethro Woodward

Director Invenio Singers

Gian Slater

Devised and Performed by

The Rawcus Ensemble and Invenio Singers

Executive Producer

Jacque Robinson

Photo by

Sarah Walker


RAWCUS is an award-winning ensemble of artists with and without disability; the company’s performance aesthetic combines physical theatre and arresting visual imagery.


World class theatre – sumptuously imagined, visually stunning and profoundly moving.

The Age

Theatre which is as deeply felt as it is richly imagined.

Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes

Beautiful and beguiling theatre buoyed by the rigorous conception and concentrated presence that distinguishes Rawcus’ work

The Age

Rawcus is supported by the Victorian State Government Creative Victoria Organisational Investment Program and The City of Port Phillip.

SONG FOR A WEARY THROAT has been supported by The Commonwealth Ministry of the Arts Catalyst Program, Creative Partnerships Australia, The Funding Network and The Shulu Foundation.