A patch of land. A stretch of sky. Bricks, beams; an open door. What makes a house a home? How can a space hold the stories of so many and do those echoes remain once they are gone?
21 Forster St is a new multidisciplinary theatre work from award-winning company Steps & Holes. Traversing different time periods from the 1860s to the present day, this is the true story of a unique heritage home in Bungendore. With a rich history of occupants that includes artists, war veterans, and multiple generations of cockatoos, the piece peels back layers of history to uncover the secrets within. Why do objects go missing in this house? Is there really a bone-room under the ancient mulberry tree? And can a young woman who said goodbye to her father under the stained glass windows surrender this space that changed everything?
Combining original music by John Shortis OAM, text by novelist Inga Simpson and stunning design by an award-winning creative team, this locally inspired story explores our universal relationships to the places we call home.