The Voice in the Walls
Partner: QUT Precincts
Commission of new work.

Audio immersive, site specific performance for 9-12 year olds.



In 2013 QUT Precincts engaged Imaginary Theatre to create a new work which would activate Old Government House, a historical building on QUT Garden's Point Campus, for children and families during school holiday periods.


The Voice in the Walls, Imaginary Theatre’s response to this brief, is an audio immersive, site specific performance for 9-12 year olds.


Victor and Mary are voices from the past, lingering like ghosts within the walls of Old Government House. They need help to bring their stories to light and right the wrongs of history, and there is only one person who can help them.


You. So keep calm, listen carefully, and do exactly as they say.


Set amongst the historic halls of Old Government House, audiences are equipped with headphones and a wireless device while they traverse the halls of the House in an audio tour like none other.





Director/Sound Designer: Thom Browning

Writer: David Burton

Performers: Kieran Law, Chenoa Deemal

Voiceover Performers: Max Fatima, Kayla Robinson

Producer: Fiona MacDonald

Composer: Joff Bush

Consultant/Dramaturg: Nadine McDonald-Dowd

Dramaturg: Mark Radvan

Creative Development Contributors:

Lucas Stibbard, Emily Burton

Historian: Katie McConnel

Costumes: Rosa Hirakata

Stage Manager: Maddie Nixon

Sound Technician: Thanthip Oudomvilay


This project was a commission by QUT Precincts, with creative development support from Brisbane City Council.


Images: Yan Chen






Interested in engaging Imaginary Theatre to work on your next project, program and event engaging children in art or creativity? 


Please get in touch. We'd love to chat about the possibilities. 

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