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Louisa's Walk

Tasmania's premier tourist attraction, Louisa's Walk is a 'live history show', that tells the heartbreaking story of an Irish woman, Louisa Regan, who was sent to Australia in 1841 as a convict, on a seven-year sentence for stealing a loaf of bread. This piece of 'strolling theatre' - thoroughly researched, appropriately narrated, and well-acted - takes the audience through the historic areas of Hobart, before ending up at the climactic location of the Cascade Female Factory, an infamous prison workhouse. The purpose of the show is to fascinate, inform and challenge audiences - to allow them to experience, through the medium of theatre, the chilling origins of Australia's settler history. Referred to time and again as the one thing everybody should see while in Hobart, Louisa's Walk is an educational experience that holds the affective power of theatre, and should not be missed.

Address: Show starts at 131 Cascade Road, South Hobart (outside the Cascade Brewery)

Website: www.livehistoryhobart.com.au

Telephone: (03) 6229 8959

Opening times: In Summer (1 September to 30 April), shows are at 2pm daily. In Winter (1 May to 31 August), shows are at 11am daily. Advance bookings essential: book online, or call (03) 6238 4222 to make a reservation

Admission: A$30 (adult), A$75 (family – parents, plus up to four children under 16)