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Still Talking ‘Bout a Revolution

Still Talking ‘Bout a Revolution: Nancy Bates sings Tracy Chapman

7 July 2023  |  6:30PM  |  Theatre Royal: Studio Theatre |  12+

Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Bank SA Best Music Award 2022.

Barkindji woman, and esteemed singer-songwriter Nancy Bates reflects on the songs of Tracy Chapman, and relevance to race relations, society, and politics in Australia today.
Four years on the road with Archie Roach have spurred Bates on to become a powerful presence on stage, an advocate for Mental Health, and Ambassador to the Australian Performing Rights Association. In recent years she has collaborated with many women in prison, turning their experiences of pain and loss into beautiful music.

“Nancy has weaponised every bit of her privilege and used her own survival to liberate the hearts and minds of people on the inside. She literally gathers up all her light and takes it into one of the darkest places I have ever known – she’s like an angel dancing in the depths of hell, but an angel who brings two buckets of water with her to alleviate the pain of those burning alive.” – First Nations Abolitionist Tabitha Lean.

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VENUE: Theatre Royal: Studio Theatre

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  • The Theatre Royal Studio Theatre is at 27-29 Campbell St, Hobart TAS 7000 
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  • The Theatre Royal Studio Theatre is equipped with an Assisted Hearing Service that offers amplified sound through dedicated headphones or using a neck loop that interacts with modern hearing aid devices, and also has ability to connect Hearing Aids to the system. This equipment can be collected, complimentary, from the Box Office. There are a limited number of these units and bookings are essential. Please contact the Theatre Royal Box Office – 03 6146 3300 to discuss your needs and reserve a device for your attendance and the team will ensure that the equipment is ready for your collection on arrival. 

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  • Lift access is available from the main foyer entrance reaching all building levels including the box office, Main Stage Stalls, Dress Circle and Gallery. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Theatre Royal building. 

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