Louisa's Walk
Louisa's Walk
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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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elimac3978
Hobart, Australia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
I so enjoyed this tour. Skilfully written and produced with convincing actors. The colonial past revealed, the horror of a journey from hell exposed and a tale of man's inhumanity towards man. A-not-to-be missed history lesson brought to life. This is a must for both tourists and locals to learn about the grim past of Tasmania.
Written 18 October 2016
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Nibsie
Hobart, Australia123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
Good walking tour of Hobart cascade area with live theatre actors .. tells the story of a young convict and her hardship
Written 12 October 2016
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Marie J
Shearwater, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2016 • Couples
When in Hobart visit The Cascade Women's Prison and do Louisa's Walk dramatisation tYour.You will be transported back in time and learn of the hardships and perils that betowed the female convicts. Well acted out by the 2 actors portraying the story of Louisa and what went on behind the walls of this historic Prison and the hardships endured by all . Not to be missed.
Written 15 July 2016
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soo2000
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Friends
A wonderful moderate walk for any age using imagination and intrigue! Leave a picnic basket in your car for afterwards or go to the brewery across the road.
Written 21 May 2016
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WellTraveledGal2000
New York City, NY128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
Louisa's Walk was well acted by the two cast members. They were engaging and convincing. I must confess that I thought the tour was too long. It is an example of too much of a good thing. If it was 30 minutes shorter I would highly recommend.
Written 24 March 2016
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Thank you for your Review! We did try to persuade your group's organisers to book our shorter play, Her Story, which we thought more suitable in length given this group's schedule and itinerary but, they were insistent that you all wanted Louisa's Walk! Warm Regards, Judith & Chris.
Written 24 March 2016
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Its_a_gr8_life
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
Go to the women's goal at noon and they have a new tour.

For a large group they will do Louisa's Walk. I have done it before and it was fantastic, so if your group is large, then organise it in advance
Written 8 March 2016
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Yes, thank you to this reviewer for pointing out that Louisa's Walk is no longer available to individuals from the general public. We will however still perform Louisa's Walk for large groups of 15 or more. Louisa's Walk has been replaced by Her Story down at the Cascades Female Factory at 12 Noon each day and there is no need to book, simply arrive at the Female Factory (see Reviews for Her Story on TripAdvisor). Please visit our website fro further details. Thank you.
Written 8 March 2016
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helbel1107
Victoria, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
Story well told part of our history. Actors fantastic playing multiple persons. Recommend to anyone visiting Hobart, life was certainly tough. Also make time to enjoy drink and meal at brewery.
Written 6 February 2016
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janett370
Morphett Vale, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
We absolutely loved it. It was entertaining and historical and we learnt a lot about the early days.
Written 15 December 2015
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Daniel S
Brisbane, Australia83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
Loved every part of this. Very different to any other tour and recommend this to everyone visiting hobart.
Written 6 December 2015
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maryloub66
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Previously titled 'Louisa's Walk', 'Her Story' is a compelling and well scripted drama of the life of convict women who arrived at the 'women's factory'. As you follow the drama you become immersed in the story and emotionally connected to 'Louisa' as she includes the participants in the drama. Although you are walking around an empty yard it is not long before you imagine yourself in the godforsaken prison. Absolutely worth the money! Take a hat if you're going in summer! I initially hesitated taking photos I was so scared of the overseer!!
Written 6 November 2015
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