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Image: by JM Tubera

"Am I your something old?"

Sutton's life, meticulously chosen, is a testament to her aspirations. The white picket fence, a husband, three children; these were the chapters she wrote for herself. But amidst her well-thought-out life plan was something Sutton could never have accounted for...Dana.

Today is Sutton's wedding day. Dana has been invited but Dan will be in attendance.

Dan who was once Dana.

The collision of Sutton's present and Dan's past self sets the stage for a compelling exploration of closeted relationships, self-discovery, and the intricacies of human connection. Presented in collaboration with Midsumma & Abbotsford Convent, ALTAR is Em Tambree's playwriting debut. ALTAR was inspired by Em Tambree's lived experience of falling in love for the very first time inside the confines and constraints of an Evangelical Congregation in Regional Queensland.

ALTAR is honoured to have been developed In-Residency with Abbotsford Convent and Midsumma Pathways. ALTAR invites you to transcend the boundaries of traditional theatre and immerse yourself in a site-specific performance at the Rosina Courtyard; Peter Rowland's elegant and charming wedding venue nestled inside the Convent's grounds.

ALTAR stars Evie Korver ('Sutton') and Eddie Pattison ('Dan') as childhood best friends turned strangers with direction by Kathryn Yates. This strictly limited season is set to be an emotional pilgrimage that will leave you breathless. 

This summer you are invited to a wedding you'll never forget!

Above images by JM Tubera

ALTAR was originally commissioned by Midsumma Festival and developed in residency with Abbotsford Convent for Midsumma 2023. ALTAR's premiere is Presented by Midsumma Festival, Abbotsford Convent and Em Tambree.


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Auslan Interpreted
Tactile tour Tactile Tour
Wheelchair Access
Relaxed Performance
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN 7-10 Feb | Wed-Fri 8pm | Sat 4pm+8pm
AUSLAN Fri 9 Feb 8pm
TACTILE Sat 10 Feb 4pm | Tactile Tour from 3:30pm
RELAXED Sat 10 Feb 4pm
TALK Cast and Creatives Q&A: Fri 9 Feb 9pm


OPENING $25.00
PREVIEW $20.00
FULL $25.00
CONC $20.00
First Nations $15.00
EARLY BIRD 15% discount at checkout on full price tickets until 11pm 19 Dec 2023
3-SHOW 10% discount at checkout on full price tickets when purchasing 3+ eligible events
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


Abbotsford Convent - Rosina Courtyard

1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford

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Hurstbridge/Mernda line to Victoria Park


200, 207 to Clarke/Johnston St

Event notes


Premiere, New Work


Ages 14+


Strong language, Latecomer lockout, Mature themes

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