They Saw a Thylacine

// fight to survive.

  • Chapter Three / Ritual // Extinction
  • Event Type / Theatre
  • When / 15 Sep - 4 Oct
  • Where / Beckett Theatre
  • Warning / Contains coarse language
  • Duration / 50 minutes
  • Tickets / $30 — $60

They Saw a Thylacine / on the brink of extinction. Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of Australia’s lost beauties, the thylacine. With all the suspense of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women weave a lyrical tale of adversity and extinction.

For this thylacine tracker and this zoo keeper’s daughter, it’s a quest not just to protect a threatened creature, but themselves. Rebellious and gutsy, these women face life and / fight to survive.

★★★★★
a jewel like work ... extraordinary

– ArtsHub
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★★★★
a captivating story

– The Age
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This is a beautiful, detailed and spacious new production.

– The Australian
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By / HUMAN ANIMAL EXCHANGE
Created & Performed by / Justine Campbell & Sarah Hamilton
Artistic Collaborator / Matthew Lutton

Set & Lighting Design / Matthew Adey – House of Vnholy
Sound Design / Jethro Woodward
Costume Design / Chloe Greaves
Stage Manager / Lisa Osborn

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Previews
Tuesday 15 September, 6.30pm

Opening night
Wednesdy 16 September, 7.30pm

Time to Talk
Tuesday 22 September, 6.30pm

Auslan Interpreted performance
Saturday 3 October, 7.30pm

PROGRAM

Read the They Saw a Thylacine program

SINGLE TICKET PRICES

In Season
Standard / $60
Concession & Senior / $50
Under 30s & Student / $30

Preview
Standard / $50
Concession & Senior / $40
Under 30s & Student / $30

Single ticket prices are subject to change – book early for the best rate.

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They Saw a Thylacine – A sure fire Fringe hit!

They Saw a Thylacine, the winner of the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival's 'Best Performance', hits our main stage. We've poured through the papers and trawled the Twitter sphere and collected the reviews to help make an easy choice of what to see even easier.

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A co-production with Performing Lines & HUMAN ANIMAL EXCHANGE.


Key Image Photography /
Andrew Gough
Image Treatment / The Sisters Hayes

  • Chapter Three / Ritual // Extinction
  • Event Type / Theatre
  • When / 15 Sep - 4 Oct
  • Where / Beckett Theatre
  • Warning / Contains coarse language
  • Duration / 50 minutes
  • Tickets / $30 — $60