An uncertain future. Supplies are scarce. The darkness looms. Our lives reduced to mere shadows of their former glory, fearful of all that is to come. How does one continue to live in a land so devoid of joy?
Perhaps there is a solution.
Sieve through the bramble, part the branches, and enter the hurst, where you will find the answers you so desperately seek. Welcome to Hurstville — a little haven of respite we have built up to stave off the gloom of the outside world.
Face tensions, make choices. Watch betrayals unfold and alliances form.
Your actions, however small will change the course of the world.
This March, take the opportunity to travel back to a simpler time with Hurstville: The Heir, a brand new multi-sensory, immersive theatre production by Underground set to take audience members all the way back to the 1930s, at the very height of the Great Depression. Hurstville offers a solution to this otherwise gloomy backdrop, with audience members taking on the role of newcomers to the titular village, dubbed a haven amidst the economic downturn.
Audience members can expect to find themselves lost in a new world, complete with a rustic town square, chapel, bakery, and plenty of other secret rooms to uncover in their exploration of Hurstville.
Hurstville is a work that will require audience members to throw themselves fully into the intricate story that Underground has crafted, and whether you are seated at the banquet with the other villagers, asking for forgiveness in the chapel, or simply taking a breather at the coffee house, expect the unexpected, and get ready to discover a hidden side to yourself that makes modern life that much easier to bear.