Returning to the Convent’s Mural Hall, award-winning theatre company Rawcus will re-present Cross my heart (and hope) as part of Open Spaces 2016. Cross my heart (and hope) was part of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation’s inaugural Alchemy program. Alchemy is the Convent’s flagship arts grant program designed to support and deliver artistic activity across the Convent, activating the site’s unique and historic spaces.
For Cross my heart (and hope), Rawcus joined forces with musician, vocalist and composer Dan Witton. The theatrical work explores resilience and hope in the face of adversity, directly responding to the history, architecture and atmosphere of the Abbotsford Convent’s Mural Hall. A series of moving pictures, Rawcus’ work is sculptural, unexpected, beautiful, funny and tender. Cross my heart (and hope) is co-devised and performed by Rawcus Ensemble members Hannah Bradsworth and Mike McEvoy, with Dan Witton. It is designed by Laura Dunnington and directed by Nilgün Güven, with dramaturgy by Rawcus’ Artistic Director, Kate Sulan. Rawcus is proudly supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the City of Port Phillip, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the Shulu Foundation.
Cross my heart (and hope) is presented as part of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation's flagship multi-arts event, Open Spaces 2016. Tickets to Cross my heart (and hope) include general entry to Open Spaces – simply show your tour ticket at the gate upon arrival. Without a prepurchased ticket, general entry to Open Spaces is $2 at the gate (children under 5 are free). For more information, please see the Abbotsford Convent's website.