Convict Escapades

Kids, Active events Hyde Park Barracks Museum , Sydney Thursday April 26 2018 - Sunday April 29 2018
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Convict Escapades
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[Sponsored] Join a gang of convicts in this immersive theatre experience for kids

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Travel back in time to 1836 and imagine what it was like to be confined to the largest convict barracks in New South Wales. Hyde Park Barracks Museum is inviting children aged 6-12 years old to spend the autumn school holidays in broad arrow shirts, taking instructions from a mean superintendent, a lovesick cook and a convict ‘magpie’ wearing a clown suit. 

Playwright Jessica Bellamy and director Danielle O’Keefe have created a choose-your-own adventure experience that has colourful characters lurking around every corner of the heritage property. Visitors will be tasked with completing a convict quest and earn their prized ‘ticket of leave’.

In the 90-minute experience, children will becoming part of the Barracks’ motley gang of convicts. They’ll meet rat catcher Henry Green and disorderly Ann Carruthers. They’ll also learn some convict slang, as well as lending a hand on laundry day and finding out what it’s really like to sleep in a hammock.

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Venue name: Hyde Park Barracks Museum
Contact:
Address: Queens Square, Macquarie St
2000
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Transport: Nearby stations: St James
Price: $20
Event phone: 1300 448 849
Event website: https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/events/convict-escapades-2018?utm_source=timeout-edm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=convict-escapades-2018
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