Playing the Palace
Nov
3
to Nov 18

Playing the Palace

Presented by: Hobart Repertory Theatre Society

Everybody wanted to play the Palace. It represented glamour and excitement and was home to the greatest talent of its day. But now it is due to be demolished in the name of progress. Enter Rosie O'Grady, a bright young actress, determined to save the Palace by putting on a show to celebrate its glorious history. Featuring well known songs such as 'Give My Regards To Broadway', 'Shine On Harvest Moon', 'Goodbye My Lady Love' and 'Oh You Beautiful Doll', this show will have you tapping your feet and singing along.Written by June Walker Rogers and Directed by Mark Morgan

Patron advice: Unknown at this stage

Tickets: http://playhouse.org.au

TCT Audience Development: Yes.

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Blood Brothers
Oct
27
to Nov 11

Blood Brothers

Presented by: Encore Theatre Company

The legendary Blood Brothers is the provocative, hilarious and heartbreaking multi-award winning musical that tells the unforgettable story of the Johnstone twins. Separated at birth when their mother cannot afford to keep them both, Mickey and Edward grow up streets apart, becoming best friends but never knowing the truth of their heritage. Unmissable and unbeatable, the smash hit Blood Brothers comes to Launceston’s Earl Arts Centre for a strictly limited season.

Venue: Earl Arts Centre

Production or ticketing website: https://theatrenorth.com.au/blood-brothers/

Patron advice: Recommended for ages 12+. Parental Guidance recommended. Some language and adult themes.

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Ghosts
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Ghosts

Presented by: Fawkes Theatre Company

Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts is an evocative story that portrays the idea that the life of a child is guided by the actions of the parents. Regina and Oswald, still in their youth, are forced to face the consequences of their parent’s mistakes; while other characters are haunted by them. As Ibsen once said “the sins of the father are visited on the child.”

Adapted and Directed by Tegan Burgess
Presented by Fawkes Theatre Company

Venue: Annexe Theatre, Launceston
Patron advice: The performance contains strong trigger images.

Tickets: $10 - door sales and cash only or can be pre-booked via emailing teganbm@utas.edu.au or fawkestheatrecompany@gmail.com

TCT Audience Development: As the tickets are only $10 we will not be offering discounted tickets.

Additional information / comments: Patterns of behaviour and character intracies are explored through this multi-modal performance

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One Man, Two Guvnors
Sep
22
to Sep 30

One Man, Two Guvnors

Presented by: Old Nick Theatre Company

"The funniest show on the planet”

Richard Bean’s English version of the "The Servant of Two Masters” is set in Brighton, England in the 1960’s. Centred on the bumbling Francis Henshall (John X) a minder to both Roscoe Crabbe (Natalie Vennataci) a local gangster- and Stanley Stubbers (Andrew Hickman) - an upper-class criminal. But Roscoe is dead, killed by Stanley Stubbers and being impersonated by his sister Rachel, who is also Stanley’s girlfriend, and in Brighton to collect 6,000 from Roscoe’s fiancee dad. Chaos unfolds as Francis tries to stop the two ‘gunners’ from meeting and everyone else tries to hide their real identities.

The Old Nick Company present an evening of hilarity with a host of local talent! Directed by Ben Armitage see John X, Andrew Hickman, Natalie Vennataci, Jeff Keogh, Sophie Tyrrell, CJ Bowers and many more in the show that made James Corden famous! One Man Two Guvnors.

Venue: Playhouse Theatre, 106 Bathurst Street, Hobart

Dates and Times:
Friday September 22 at 8.00pm
Saturday September 23 at 8.00pm
Sunday September 24 at 6.00pm
Tuesday September 26 at 8.00pm
Wednesday September 27 at 8.00pm
Thursday September 28 at 8.00pm
Friday September 29 at 8.00pm
Saturday September 30 at 8.00pm

Tickets: http://www.centertainment.com.au/events/oneman
Prices:
Adults $40.00
Concession $30.00
(NB. Internet booking fees apply)

Duration:
Approximately 2 hours

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The Season at Sarsparilla
Sep
20
to Sep 24

The Season at Sarsparilla

Presented by: Three River Theatre

Three River Theatre are delighted to bring Patrick White's sultry suburban charade to the stage in Launceston. Directed by Leigh Oswin and featuring a stellar ensemble cast, this production peels back the veneer of the early 1960s in Australia to reveal the secrets, the tragedies, the hopes and desires of three families living side by side during a long hot summer.

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Pronoun
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Pronoun

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Presented by: Cheyne Mitchell, Relevant

Pronoun written by Evan Placey, is a love story about transition, testosterone and James Dean.
Joshua and Isabella are childhood sweethearts. They were meant to spend their gap year together, they were meant to be together forever. But Isabella has now become a boy. The play was commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival and premiered by youth theatres across the UK.

Join Launceston’s newest theatre company Relevant for the Tasmanian premiere of this moving performance on gender diversity, acceptance and love over three nights at Junction.

Patron advice: Nil provided

Tickets: http://junctionartsfestival.com.au/program/pronoun

Additional information / comments: $15/$10
Duration: 75 min
Venue: Upstairs at Workers Club, 66 Elizabeth St
Ages 14+
Contains coarse language

Access to this venue is via stairs, unfortunately this performance venue is not accessible for wheelchair users.

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Bakersfield Mist
Sep
5
to Sep 12

Bakersfield Mist

Presented by: The Tasmanian Theatre Company and Straightjacket Productions

Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy, flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he’s about to discover.

Starring Australian acting legends John Wood and Julie Nihill and based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a hilarious collision of cultures and class attitudes that goes beyond the subject of painting to be an exploration of the nature of authenticity in art and in life.

Writer Stephen Sachs

Produced by The Tasmanian Theatre Company and Straightjacket Productions
Director Lucy Freeman
Designer Jill Munro
Lighting Designer Scott Allan
Sound Designer Heath Brown
Touring technician Max Ford

Cast John Wood and Julie Nihill

Tasmanian Dates Tuesday 5 September – Tuesday 12 September
Venues Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, Theatre Royal and Princess Theatre

Patron advice Strong language
Duration 105 minutes (including interval)

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Educating Rita
Sep
1
to Sep 16

Educating Rita

Presented by: Hobart Repertory Theatre Society

Sometimes, students are the best teachers. Brash, straight talking Rita bursts into university classes determined to get an education that will open up for her a whole new world and change her life. Her tutor, Frank, is alcohol fuelled, a failed poet and a self-acknowledged 'appalling teacher of appalling students' who has just about given up. In need of some extra cash, he agrees to tutor Rita, totally unaware of the whirlwind that's about to enter his world. The original production won the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.  

Patron advice: Rating advice unknown at this stage.

Tickets: available from the Playhouse website and Centertainment 
Also available from the PLAYHOUSE box office one hour prior to each performance. 

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Footloose the Musical
Sep
1
to Sep 9

Footloose the Musical

Presented by ENCORE Performing Arts Studio

Encore is super excited to bring his upbeat, fun and energetic musical to the Leven Theatre in Ulverstone. Full of incredible vocals and outstanding dance numbers this musical is sure to impress! Check out our Facebook page for more info: www.facebook.com/footloosetas

TCT Audience Development: TCT members are welcome to $20 tickets. Please email us Encore@live.com.au for more details!

Tickets and Information: http://www.footloosetas.com

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The Who's TOMMY
Aug
18
to Aug 26

The Who's TOMMY

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Presented by DoMaur Productions

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, young Tommy suffers a conversion disorder being so traumatized that he loses his ability to speak, see, or hear. As his life meanders on in post World War II England, he suffers abuse from sadistic relatives and neighbours. Tommy is saved from abuse, but not exploitation, when he becomes a pinball wizard. His desperate parents continue to look for a cure while dealing with their own guilt. Tommy's disorder is cured when his mother smashes the mirror. He becomes a new messiah to his followers, looking for an escape from their own lives they turn him in revolt. On the verge of returning to the sanctuary of his illness Tommy is reconciled with his family.

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Cold Omens
Aug
17
to Aug 19

Cold Omens

  • Macquarie Point SeaRoads Shed (map)
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Cold Omens is DRILL's major work for 2017, choreographed by DRILL Artistic Director Joshua Lowe, in collaboration with a cast of 30 young dancers. 
 
This striking new dance work uses concepts surrounding transhumanism to foretell a future in which humanity continues to live selfishly and unsustainably, even when faced with a dying planet. What will we find when all the coal is burnt and all the ice has melted?

Join us for the celebration of DRILL’s 10th birthday! 
 
All tickets to the Saturday evening performance of Cold Omens include entry to our Ten Years on the Island celebration, taking place immediately after the show at 8:30pm. The night features performances by guest artists and groups, and excerpts from some of DRILL's works from the last ten years. 
 
TICKETS: $45 / $40 (includes performance and celebration)  
TCT Audience Development: $5 off all tickets when booking online with the discount code 'NEXUS' before August 11th.  

Patron advice: Recommended for 12 years old and over. Please dress warmly.  

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Furball of Death
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Furball of Death

Presented by Sorell On Stage

Purrr! Grrr! An evil cat gang leader goes on heat. Her innocent daughter, in love with a police detective dog, wants to end the years of conflict between the two species - but things do not go to plan. Temptation is there to become the greatest evil cat ever. Will love win out or will evil take control?

Book seats or table bookings on 610 600 71.

Tickets $18.

Bring friends and nibbles and make up a party. RSL adjoined for drinks.

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Chicago
Jul
28
to Aug 12

Chicago

Presented by Bijou Creative

‘A story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery – all those things we hold near and dear to our heart.’

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. This Tony Award-winning musical whisks you into a world where everyone is a dazzling performer, truth is defined by what gets the most attention, and owning the spotlight is the most important thing.

Life is just theatre, and All That Jazz.

Director: Karen Kluss
Musical Directors: Matthew Ives & Tamika Crosbie
Choreographer: Kelly Drummond Cawthon
Designer: William Dowd
Book by: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by: John Kander
Lyrics by: Fred Ebb
Based on the play Chicago by: Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by: David Thompson

By Arrangement with: ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Inc

‘Wildly entertaining... [with a] dazzling score.’
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Email Address: hello@bijoucreative.com.au

http://chicagohobart.com

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Doctor Faustus
Jul
28
to Aug 5

Doctor Faustus

Presented by PLoT Theatre Society

 “Nay, thou must feel them, taste the smart of all: She that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall.”

A new look into Christopher Marlowe’s classic story of temptation, damnation, and desire. Doctor Joan Faustus wants: she wants success, she wants knowledge, and most of all she wants power. Driven by desire, Faustus makes a pact with the devil, and is catapulted headlong into a fantastical world of magical visions, devilish liars, and horrors in disguise. But even immersed in a world of material wealth and instant gratification, the question of repentance and the cost of damnation always hangs in the air, and Hell is only one tragedy away.

Patron advice: Occult themes, minor sexual content

TCT Audience Development: Full price tickets at concession price for TCT members

TICKETS and INFORMATION: http://www.centertainment.com.au/events/faustus

 

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A Snowman in the Desert
Jul
20
to Jul 30

A Snowman in the Desert

Presented by Justus Neumann

With a fast car slowing him down and a wealth of things to be buried under, an old man discards everything but his spirit. 
Award winning writer & performer of Alzheimer Symphony, Justus Neumann is back with his new solo show A Snowman in the Desert. A black comedy about a rich man who, disillusioned with society, decides to part from his wealth and live on the street. He trades his Ferrari for an old rusty bike, and his wardrobe for a pile of plastic bags. He finds this absolutely liberating and it fills him with great joy.

Patron advice: Book online http://www.tasperforms.com/auspice-mentoring-projects/snowman-in-the-desert or if seats available there will be door sales (cash only)

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Death and Taxes
Jul
14
to Jul 29

Death and Taxes

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Presented by Ulverstone Repertory Theatre Society Inc.

Death & Taxes is a madcap farce set in the very topical world of insurance, investments and AussiSaver! It's a crime story. It's a ghost story. It’s a hilarious comedy featuring dodgy deals, a potty psychic, a fishy tax inspector, a nutty cop, murder, mayhem and a hairy Yak!
Gareth Burke, Destiny Life’s top agent for 3 years in a row, wants to win the trip to Hawaii and take gorgeous receptionist Tiffany with him. But Lucille Potts, is determined to be the first female agent to top the sales figures and has a supernatural plan to ensure victory. Before he can take the prize, Gareth must overcome the obstacles in his path - an over-bearing wife, a manic-depressive corporate motivator, the police, the Inland Revenue, and even his own untimely death.

Patron advice: Tickets from Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre - phone 6425 2839

TCT Audience Development: Full price tickets at concession rates for TCT members (upon presentation of membership details)

http://ulverstonerep.com.au

 

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God of Carnage
Jul
14
to Jul 29

God of Carnage

Presented by Hobart Repertory Theatre Society

A comedy of manners ... without the manners! Two ostensibly civilised sets of parents meet to discuss a fight between their respective children where one child has hurt the other.The meeting starts cordially with diplomacy observed but as the evening wears on, tensions rise and social conventions are peeled away. The grown-ups forget how to play nicely! Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy & a Tony Award for Best Play in 2009

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Antigone
Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

Antigone

Presented by Fawkes Theatre Company

A Grecian tragedy, Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’ is a timeless classic. Adapted and directed by Stephanie Francis, this captivating young cast as will enthral you as they take you on a fairy-tale-esque journey exploring the ideas of power, love and fate.

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9 to 5 The Musical
Jun
16
to Jun 24

9 to 5 The Musical

Presented by Launceston Musical Society

9 to 5 is the hilarious musical by Dolly Parton featuring the hit song 9 to 5 and based on the movie of the same name. Is is the story of three disgruntled office workers who heap revenge on their bully of a boss and succeed in turning the company around. Directed by Denise Sam , Music and Vocals by Cherie and Simon Partridge, Choreography by Sonja Batten.

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Heathers: The Musical
Jun
1
to Jun 10

Heathers: The Musical

Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing trio: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit hustles her way into the powerful clique, but before she can get comfortable she falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler: the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicised ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet…

Written by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde), Heathers: The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based one of the greatest cult movie classics of the 80s. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, the Tasmanian premiere of Heathers is set to be the most subversively funny show of 2017, and so “Very” you may have to kill to get a ticket! Are you in, or are you out?

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
May
24
to May 28

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The play is set in the Day Room in a ward of a State Mental Hospital somewhere in the US Pacific Northwest in the 1960s. Randle P. McMurphy (Mac) is a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. It was written as a novel by Ken Kesey in 1962 and was adapted into a Broadway play by Dale Wasserman. The film, released in 1975, also based on the novel, won 5 Academy awards. Time Magazine included the novel in its 100 Best English language novels from 1923 to 2005.

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Whistle Down the Wind
May
12
to May 27

Whistle Down the Wind

Presented by Devonport Choral Society Inc

“Whistle Down the Wind” follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young. With music by theatre legend Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Jim Steinman, of Meatloaf's "Bat Out of Hell" fame, this production is a Tasmanian premiere!

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After Dinner
May
12
to May 27

After Dinner

Presented by the Hobart Repertory Theatre Society Inc.

It's the 1980's and at a suburban pub bistro, the office girls have come out to paint the town red or maybe, just a deep shade of embarrassment. It's Monika's first night out in years, Paula just wants a table with a good view of the band and Dympie just wants everything done her way. Semi-eligible blokes Gordon & Stephen are out & about, shaking off the office. What could go wrong?

Patron advice: Contains sexual references, 80's fashion! Tickets available from Centertainment in Elizabeth Mall.

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Madam Speaker
May
11
to May 13

Madam Speaker

Presented by Sorell on Stage

"Madam Speaker', music and script written by Saakia Itchins, musical arrangement by Ian Williams, is a new musical, taking a crazy look at a political ramble in the House of Representatives. Question time is never like this! Madam Speaker finds it an uphill battle to keep control of members of Parliament. A little bit of love, unruly topics, send ups, crossing the floor, ringing the bells and yet another election in the offing sends her a little crazy if she isn't already. Tickets $18, from Sorell News Agency. Please book seats/tables on 6106 0071. Bring friends and some of your favourite nibbles and enjoy drinks from adjoining RSL.

Established 2010, Sorell on Stage has presented many productions with the majority written and directed by its members, talented artists who spend months working towards bringing entertainment to the public.SOS also in conjunction with Lufra Hotel at Eaglehawk Neck, present an annual music hall/dinner show each July. This year the date will be Saturday 22nd. "Madam Speaker" is their first show for 2017, followed by "Furball of Death" in August and "The Peach Boy" in November.

Tickets $18 from Sorell News Agency. Seats/table bookings: 6106 0071
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Winnie the Pooh
Apr
19
to Apr 30

Winnie the Pooh

Everyone’s favourite silly old bear, Winnie the Pooh, is coming to Hobart during the April school holidays!

Come and play with Christopher Robin and all your favourite characters, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Roo and of course, Winnie the Pooh, as they play with bees and balloons, hunt for heffalumps and go on exciting expeditions in the 100 Aker Wood. 

Directed by Chris Hamley and performed by our fantastic cast: Andrew Casey, David Gilkes, Chris Hamley, Sarah Phillips, Ellen Roe, Samantha Sangston, Emma Skalicky, Kate Vosper and Matt Wilson.

Join in the fun of all the singing and dancing, parties and honey pots, for this Easter school holiday adventure in the beautiful gardens of Pear Ridge, Margate.

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e-baby
Mar
20
to Apr 1

e-baby

Presented by The Tasmanian Theatre Company

Catherine, an Australian expat living in London, has everything – a husband, money and an international life. Everything except a child. 

In a last desperate attempt to fulfil her dream of motherhood, she hires Nellie, a mother of two and first-time surrogate, living in the surrogacy friendly state of Massachusetts in the US. Together they embark on a journey that creates and changes lives.

e-baby brings together two of Tasmania's most brilliant actresses in Jane Longhurst and Katie Robertson - Errol winners for best female actor 2015 and 2016 - a delicious prospect!

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Babel
Mar
18
to Mar 25

Babel

Babel is a site-based durational sound work performed live by members of the community who spoke another language before English.

Choreographer and creator Glen Murray, composer Heath Brown and sound and lighting designer Jason James join with Tasmanians for whom English is not their first language to give voice to a hidden population. Together they have created an embracing, confronting and tender work that evokes contemplation and conversation about language and humanity.

If you understand nothing that is said, you will look for the unsaid and it will speak volumes.

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The Frock
Mar
17
4:30 PM16:30

The Frock

In a unique meeting of the traditional and the technological, two of Australia’s foremost dance creatives, Graeme Murphy AO and Janet Vernon AM collaborate with Tasmania’s Mature Artist Dance Experience (MADE) to bring to the stage a dance theatre work like no other.

Spoken word, song, soundscape, installation, costume and machine are used to create an innovative theatrical experience that embroiders together a tale inspired by photographs from ensemble members in their “best dress”. The Frock is a patchwork of personal recollection and aspiration that expands on ideas of how Australians lived, have loved, why they dance and what makes their hearts sing.

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The Season
Mar
16
to Mar 19

The Season

Presented by Tasmania Performs

It’s mutton-bird season and the Duncans are back in their plucking shed. Amid the threat of bird gurry, tiger snakes, Aunty Marlene and Pop blowing a pooper valve, the family reunites with a country and culture still very much alive. Hatchets are buried, secrets told, pranks pulled and deep connections drawn.

Set on Dog Island in Bass Strait, The Season is written by Tasmanian Aboriginal writer and performer Nathan Maynard, who has been endorsed by elders to share the stories of his community. His voice is as sharp as a tack and as blunt as a brick, and with it he tells a disarming, funny story with a crucial point to make; “We’re still here”.

Featuring some of the best Aboriginal talent from around the country including Trevor Jamieson (The Secret River) and Tammy Anderson (I Don’t Wanna Play House). You’ll be fascinated and inspired. And you’ll laugh your head off.

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