They Saw a Thylacine By Human Animal Exchange 23 April at The Joan


The Joan’s 2016 Brave New Work season opens on 23 April with They Saw a Thylacine, a lyrical tale of adversity and survival.

On an unseasonably cold September day in 1936, the world’s last known Tasmanian tiger died in captivity at Hobart’s Beaumaris Zoo.

Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of our lost beauties: the thylacine. With the suspense and warmth of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women weave a lyrical tale of discovery and destruction.

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.

The tale brings the audience’s attention to the fragility of our ecosystem and the unsettling truth of how small acts of ignorance can cause great destruction to current and future generations.

 “This gut-punch reminder of extinction is a captivating story about hoping that the little we do isn’t too late.” – SMH

A beautiful and brave new production, They Saw a Thylacine has received rave reviews and Western Sydney has one night only to experience its award winning magic.

The Joan is proud to continue its commitment to making brilliant cutting-edge theatre an easy and accessible entertainment option for the people of Western Sydney and beyond (everyone is welcome!).

The Brave New Work series features some of the lowest ticket prices on offer across the greater Sydney area, with single tickets just $35 or $30 concession, or a three-show subscription $84 or $72 concession. Students are well catered for with a special ticket price of $15 or $39 for a subscription.

With all performances lasting just one hour this is an excellent way to achieve a quality cultural fix with minimal effort. Audiences are also invited to join the creative team for a complimentary drink and snack after the show.

They Saw a Thylacine is on in The Joan’s Q Theatre on 23 April at 8pm. Tickets are $35 Standard, $30 Concession, $15 Students. A three-show subscription is $84 Standard, $72 Concession or $39 Student.

 To book call The Joan’s Box Office on 4723-7600 or online at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is located at 597 High Street, Penrith. Nearby parking and public transport is available.