Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

Ten Days on the Island presents

HOW TO LIVE (After You Die)

By Lynette Wallworth

New South Wales


Now online and FREE until MON 20 MAR


Now online and FREE until MON 20 MAR


90 mins

Venue Accessibility

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Wheelchair Accessibility

All public levels of this venue are accessible by use of a lift, located in the main entry (corner of Campbell and Collins Streets), to the left of the stairs.

The main entry into the building features automatic sliding doors. Accessible bathrooms are available on levels 2, 3 and 4, located behind the bar on each foyer level.

Seating for people who use wheelchairs is available in the Stalls and Balcony and is able to be booked by contacting the Theatre Royal directly.

More information on Studio Theatre here.

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Level Access

Level access seating is available in this venue. Please contact The Theatre Royal Box Office for more information on level access options.

Assistive Listening

A hearing loop is available to connect to Hearing Aids. Please contact Theatre Royal Box Office – 03 6146 3300 to discuss your needs further.


Suitable for ages 13+


Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding public gatherings and event venues, you can find the relevant government information here.

We, as well as the venue will be managing the risk of COVID-19 at our event venues in the following ways:

  1. Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
  2. Patrons, staff, volunteers and artists are encouraged not to attend events if they are unwell.

A visionary storyteller shifts her work from film to stage to share a morality tale for our times. Lynette Wallworth brings her renowned storytelling skills to the stage in a surprising new work that sheds light on the seduction of cultish extremism.

She never planned to tell this story, because in it she is the central character. But as implausible conspiracies like QAnon gripped millions around the world and the Evangelical Advisory Board, advised Donald Trump throughout his presidency, Wallworth saw a chapter from her past come rushing into the present.

Using her artworks as touchstones, Wallworth navigates a young woman’s slippage into a shared belief system that divides and polarises. HOW TO LIVE (After You Die) upholds the voice of an artist in her prime, while pointing to the plethora of extremist influences that can manipulate and mould us, unless we find our way back to the creation of our own story.

Image Credit: Lauren Orrell

Watch the trailer