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Louisa's Walk

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Address: Cascade Brewery (starts from outside) | 140 Cascade Road, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6229 8959
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Description: Louisa's Walk is a piece of Strolling Theatre or Walking Play that takes...
Louisa's Walk is a piece of Strolling Theatre or Walking Play that takes you on a journey into the life of Louisa Ragan, an Irish convict, sent to Van Diemen's Land on a seven year sentence, in 1841, for stealing a loaf of bread. You walk with the actors as they tell Louisa's story. You will meet Louisa outside the famous Cascade Brewery building in South Hobart. You will walk through the beautiful Cascade Gardens along to the World Heritage listed Cascades Female Factory Historic Site where Louisa was imprisoned. Once you enter those locked gates, they are shut behind you and you experience life in this harsh prison. You may laugh and you may cry but you will remember Louisa's story!
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Don't miss it.

So happy I went to this walk. A really different experience. Very entertaining and brought me to tears because the story was so moving. Great acting and a truly different way to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Brisbane
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

So happy I went to this walk. A really different experience. Very entertaining and brought me to tears because the story was so moving. Great acting and a truly different way to find out about history. Don't miss out on this.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful performance which brought the female convict story to life so much that I had to stand at the back because I had tears in my eyes. Very moving. Well done to the women of Tasmania who brought about the preservation of the Female Factory so that it now World Heritage listed. Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We spent a most enjoyable afternoon with Carissa playing the part of Louisa the convict and a Chris playing a range of accompanying characters. Both actors played the characters so well and never once broke from character, allowing us to almost feel that we were there with them in convict times. The story is heartbreaking, interesting and so well presented... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A great understanding of what it must have been like to be a convict. Live theatre players were excellent and you become part of the experience. Highly recommend this if your are interested in colonial history

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Afternoon tour with Louisa's Walk. Pleasant walk and outstanding interpretation and story telling. The Female Factory is a somewhat unpleasant aspect of Tasmania's history but very interesting and well presented. Standing in the ruins gives you a real sense of people behind the history. Highly recommended.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A must do, to realise how women were treated in the 1800s to be shipped out from the UK to a remote but beautiful part of the world.and leaving all their family behind,mostly never to be seen again Beautifully portayed story by the story tellers,a very high standard

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our son told us about an experience. not to be missed You pick up the tour at the cascade visitor centre in Hobart it by the Brewery in Cascade Road Please book (03) 62298959 This was a strolling Theatre with two players they take you on the journey of a female prisoner from here sentance in England to when she... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Anyone wanting to understand more about Hobart's convict history can't go wrong with firstly doing Louisa's Walk then No-Mercy. these Live theatre experiences were amazing and the two actors we had (Sarah and John) played their roles perfectly. Even the audience (fellow walkers) were part of the scene which commenced in London where Louisa was sentenced to the penal colony... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Thankyou for the experience I loved your performance ,great value ,excellent acting,really made me realise the terrible suffering these poor women endured,we were lucky to have a beautiful summers day .I really felt the pain suffering . thankyou for your amazing performance .

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

An opportunity to learn through an interactive and engaging re-enactment by wonderful actors. This is a thought provoking experience that proved to be an amazing tour.

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