Adelaide hit for Sydney

January 26, 2014 by Geoff Sirmai
Read on for article

Adelaide writer, performer and director Margie Fischer is bringing her hit one-woman show “The Dead Ones” to Sydney in February.

Margie eating cake

Margie eating cake

Former artistic director of Adelaide’s Feast Festival, Margie has performed her play to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim in both Melbourne and Adelaide.

Now it runs 18-22 February at the Seymour Centre in Sydney.

Margie Fisher

Margie Fisher

Margie Fischer’s parents were Austrian Jews who fled from Vienna to China to escape the Holocaust. After ten years living in Shanghai they came to Australia as refugees. Margie lived with her extended family in the house her father built in East Lindfield. Her grandparents died there, so did her young brother.  When both her parents also died, Margie was left to clear out the family home. She became fascinated by what is left when loved ones die and she documented her feelings and the processes involved.

The Dead Ones explores her family stories though the objects left behind. Part theatre, part slideshow, part wake, part homage to William Yang, The Dead Ones is a deeply moving personal journey into Margie Fischer’s family that has resonance for us all.


The Dead Ones plays Tues 18 – Sat 22 Feb at 7pm plus Sat at 3pm at the Seymour Centre, corner Cleveland St and City Rd Chippendale.

Tickets $25 / $20 conc  info and bookings (02) 9351 7940  or online


3 Responses to “Adelaide hit for Sydney”
  1. This is such a fantastic work. So powerful and connects to so many groups of people. I programmed it at my theatre in Melbourne and it deeply touched so many people. Don’t miss it!

  2. Gina Machado says:

    This is a wonderful show that will resonate for anyone who’s ever had to pack up after the death of a loved one or who expects they might do that sometime in the future. Yes, you may well shed a tear; but you will also smile and leave the theatre feeling warm and connected at peaceful. Highly recommended.

  3. This show is a ‘Must See” I have seen it 4 times in Adelaide and each time it moves me. What a story to tell, Mazel Tov Margie!

Speak Your Mind

Comments received without a full name will not be considered
Email addresses are NEVER published! All comments are moderated. J-Wire will publish considered comments by people who provide a real name and email address. Comments that are abusive, rude, defamatory or which contain offensive language will not be published

    Rules on posting comments