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Days: A male and female performer are on stage. She is leaning backwards. He is holding onto her. There is a wheelchair behind her.

Days Like These comes to The Joan

A contemporary theatre production called Days Like These is coming up at The Joan in Penrith.

Days Like These explores the varied ways we, as humans, express our emotions from one day to the next. Through a series of emotive snapshots, the audience is invited to reflect on and revisit the best and worst days of their life. Drawing on the idea that our universal differences make us also the same, a creative team of very different people bravely peel back their layers to share stories of joy, loss, frustration and change.

Can I book now?

Yes, if you would like to book for Days Like These at The Joan on 10 or 11 August, please visit The Joan’s website right here.

Diverse funding

Days Like These is a project that was developed in a number of stages spanning 2015 to 2017 with support from local, state and federal funding. Accessible Arts is particularly proud to see this production reach this point. In mid-2016, Murmuration received an Accessible Arts small grant for the second stage of the project’s development.

What’s Murmuration?

Murmuration is Australia’s pioneering integrated performance company that works with a collective of interdisciplinary professional artists with and without disability. In collaboration with each artist’s unique perspective, physicality and lived experiences, Murmuration creates engaging and thought-provoking theatre.

Relaxed performance!

There is a Days Like These relaxed performance on Saturday 11 August at 2 pm. It is a designated family-friendly performance with some adaptations made to sound and light levels, mature content and has an open-door policy. Prior to the show, the guests will meet the performers and take part in a guided sensory adventure.

Guests who are on the Autism Spectrum, identify with sensory sensitivities, developmental needs, who make involuntary noises or movements or who prefer a less formal environment are especially welcome, along with their families, friends and carers.

What are the details?

Days Like These is being performed at The Joan on High Street in Penrith as follows:

Friday 10 August at 12:30 pm (schools performance)
Saturday 11 August at 2:00 pm (relaxed performance and suitable for audiences 6+)
Saturday 11 August at 7:30 pm

How do I book for Days Like These?

You can visit the website of The Joan right here.


This page was first published on 20 July 2018.

Photo: performing artists Matt Shilcock and Melinda Tyquin in a Days Like These performance at The Arts Centre Cootamundra (TACC) in 2017. Photo by Gisella Vollmer

When: 10/08/2018 to 11/08/2018
Where: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
597 High Street
Penrith, NSW
Access information:
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