#7 Stages of Grieving & The Longest Memory - Live & Online

Complete Works Theatre Company

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It helped to very clearly define both the similarities and differences between the two books, making it easier for us to analyse and compare the two texts. The Q&A also helped to further enhance our understanding of the themes.
Student, Mentone Grammar

The 7 Stages of Grieving & The Longest Memory is a comparative study integrating scenes from both texts into performance, enabling students to make clear thematic comparisons and contrasts between the two texts. The 7 Stages of Grieving by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, is a one woman play that follows the journey of an Indigenous woman through a series of stories of grief and reconciliation. The Longest Memory by Fred D'Aguiar is a novella that examines the cruel treatment of slaves in Virginia, USA, between 1790 and 1810. It chronicles the final years in the life of Whitechapel, the oldest slave on the Whitechapel plantation. Complete Works is proud to enable a platform for Indigenous stories to be told and performed by First Nations actors.

In a return to 'Covid-Normal', we are offering this show both live and online.

What can you expect?
• High-quality, professionally performance either live in school, or streamed online.
• Post show discussion and analysis with the actors and director, Andrew Blackman.
• Comprehensive Teacher's Notes accompany the show.
• For virtual performance, easy access to the recordings is granted for 14 days so you can view the performance, to suit your classroom. The virtual platform allows you to pause, discuss and rewatch as required.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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Show Details



Year Level Suitability


Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English


Race, Discrimination, Trauma, Grief, Memory




70 minute performance with a 20 minute Q&A session (90 minute session in total)


$18.00 per student. Minimum performance fee $2,160 based on 120 students or fewer.

School Term:
Term 3, Term 4


Available Australia wide online

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