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The Archive of Educated Hearts

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

This is a production picture of an intricate set with a dull yellow light emanating a soft, warm glow across piles of ambiguous antique and personal items filling the close space. Distinguishable is a gilded framed mirror, an antique skeleton clock, brass scales, family photographs from across eras, books, maps, cards, vessels, a vase with white roses, and shelves with ambiguous bric-a-brac. In the blurred mirror reflection there are shelves stacked with unknown items next to a wooden door.

“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.

Accolades for The Archive of Educated Hearts

WINNER - Scotsman Fringe First Award 2018

International Praise for The Archive of Educated Hearts

“★★★★ - A show of quiet fragile magic” - The List.

"★★★★ - Step into The Archive, and consider the beauty found in our humanity" - Edinburgh Guide

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

"Casey Jay Andrews has crafted a truly unique experience" - Fringe Review

“A narrative masterpiece" - Fringe Biscuit

★★★★ - Ed Fest Mag

★★★★ - Broadway Baby

★★★★ - ThreeWeeks Edinburgh

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


A young girl stands in the centre of the frame with her back facing us. Her hair is in pigtails and she wears an old-fashioned, patterned smock. She is immersed in a landscape of large clouds overlayed with mist, speckles and circles, it is a dreamy landscape.

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. Accessible seating is available in The Manse.

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