The Archive of Educated Hearts

Lion House Theatre, Joanne Hartstone, and Holden Street Theatres present

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"★★★★★ - this performance is one you – in fact anyone- should not miss." - Eventalaide

"★★★★★ - This intimate show was authentically raw, deeply moving, painfully personal and profoundly inspirational" - All Over Adelaide

"★★★★★ - Do not miss this show, your heart will thank you for it.” - This is RADELAIDE

"★★★★ 1/2 - This is a moving gentle show with a lot of heart of its own, well presented, but you may need tissues." - GLAM Adelaide

"★★★★ - At 40 minutes, The Archive of Educated Hearts flies by but the ideas brought up in this touching performance, which are suffused with kindness, gentleness and humour, linger long after the show has finished." - FEST Magazine

"★★★★ - a skilful performance...uplifting" - Kryztoff RAW

"★★★★ - The Archive of Educated Hearts is a special piece because it isn’t just soul-stirring and cathartic – it’s uplifting, and as comforting as a hug or a hot cup of tea." - Great Scott

"★★★★ - Deeply personal, yet warmly welcoming, this is a show truly embodies the privilege it is to be invited into someone’s story." - Adelaide Theatre Guide

"★★★★ - Forty minutes of poignancy, immediacy and honesty." - The Barefoot Review

"★★★★ - a warm tribute to the courage and compassion of the four women." - 5MBS

"An extraordinary, engaging and empathetic experience." - The Advertiser

"Intimate living room style performance." - The Advertiser




“For as long as I can remember I have harboured an inarticulate heart…”

Scrawled diary entries and dog-eared photo albums unfold to reveal a delicate glimpse into the fragments of absolute joy & incomprehensible heartbreak that make up a lifetime. You're invited to step inside this unique immersive storytelling installation to discover honest & personal accounts of kindness, courage, friendship & family.

An award-winning production crafted from true stories of families facing breast cancer, written and performed by Casey Jay Andrews.

More about Casey Jay Andrews in The Archive of Educated Hearts:

"Breast cancer is a delicate subject close to the heart of UK writer, designer and theatre-maker Casey Jay Andrews. Life goes on, for the lucky ones. And those who emerge from the pit of despair often commit what little time they have left to the important things in life: family and friends." - The Advertiser

Breast cancer touches many families and is the most common cancer among women in Australia. The Archive of Educated Hearts explores our long-term thinking and worrying about the future's uncertainty. Casey's performance reminds us of our precious life and that we should be making the most out of every day we have in this world. It provides a message that should be experienced by everyone - whether breast cancer has touched your life or not!

Read more at: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/adela...

Accolades for The Archive of Educated Hearts

WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2018

Hidden Gem of 2018 Edinburgh Fringe - Fringe Review

Featured in The Scotsman's "10 Must-See Theatre Shows" at 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

International Praise for The Archive of Educated Hearts

"★★★★★ - A narrative masterpiece with a philosophical focus" - Fringe Biscuit

"★★★★★ - The language of her prose is extroadinary, illuminating, and expressive...Casey Jay Andrews has crafted a truly unique experience" - Fringe Review

“★★★★ - A show of quiet fragile magic...[Andrews is] a disarmingly informal performer... Blending personal storytelling with philosophical reflections on the need for human kindness” - The List.

"★★★★ - Step into The Archive, and consider the beauty found in our humanity...A profound place of vulnerability...completely enchanting" - Edinburgh Guide

“★★★★ - Her writing is so thoughtful and delicate…it weaves a golden thread around and through this difficult subject" - The Scotsman.

"★★★★ - Each centimetre is marked by the labour of love” - Ed Fest Mag

"★★★★ - Comforting and compelling… This quiet but powerful show is unlike most that you'll find at the Edinburgh Fringe” - Fringe Guru

"★★★★ - Eliciting giggles as well as tears through poetic language and relaxed delivery” - Spy in the Stalls

"★★★★ - A unique experience that leaves one both heartbroken & incredibly privileged to have taken part” - ThreeWeeks Edinburgh

★★★★ - Broadway Baby

“Show I really loved yesterday was ‘The Archive of Educated Hearts’ about families living with breast cancer. Empathy, sympathy and wisdom… A beautiful, exquisitely understated piece of storytelling" - Stage Door

For more information on Lion House Theatre and Casey Jay Andrews, visit her website, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

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The Archive of Educated Hearts

Genre: Theatre / Installation

Origin: UK

Rating: PG

Duration: 40 mins

Season: 2019

Dates: 12 Feb - 16 Mar

Weekdays: 6:15pm and 7:15pm
Weekends: 3:30pm, 4:30pm & 5:3opm


Adult: $23.00
Concession: $20.00
Group: $19.00
Cheap Tuesday: $18.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Manse

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2019 Adelaide Fringe.

Unfortunately, accessible seating is not available in The Manse. Please contact staff if you wish to see The Archive of Educated Hearts and you require accessible seating.

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