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Past Show

16 Aug - 02 Sep

Studio Underground

A fantastical comedy where things that were once considered impossible, become not only possible, but real.

Skylab

“WITH OUR THOUGHTS, WE MAKE THE WORLD." MONKEY MAGIC

The launch of a science laboratory into Earth’s outer orbit was hailed as a miracle of the modern age. But what was really going on up there? The nature of the experiments conducted was kept top secret...

It’s July 1979. NASA’s Skylab is hurtling towards Earth, about to crash land near Esperance in remote Western Australia. Nev, Jem and the kids have no idea that their world is about to change: reality shifts, conspiracy theories abound and a pink horse appears out of nowhere. The town’s white fellas start behaving strangely too, with apologies for taking black fellas’ land and handing over all money owed.

Dreamtime meets Monkey Magic in this fantastical comedy where things that were once considered impossible, become not only possible, but real.

Based on a true story – only the facts have been changed to protect the innocent!

Originally developed by Ilbijerri’s Black Writers Lab; Moogahlin’s Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival, Playwriting Australia’s National Play Festival with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.

A Rio Tinto WA Stories Project.

Dates

16 Aug - 02 Sep

Venue

Studio Underground

Duration

2 hours (including interval)

Content Warning

Contains strong language, strobe lighting, haze and dynamic sound

Artists

Gary Cooper

Cast

Alan Little

Cast

Rayma McGrath-Morrison

Cast

Laila Bano Rind

Cast

Eva Bartlett

Opening Night Cast

Donnathia Gentle

Opening Night Cast

Jacob Narkle

Opening Night Cast

Liani Dalgetty

Closing Night & Touring Cast

Juliette Laylan

Closing Night & Touring Cast

Benjamin Narkle

Closing Night & Touring Cast

Melodie Reynolds-Diarra

Writer

Kyle J Morrison

Director

Dr Clint Bracknell

Composer & Sound Designer

Matthew McVeigh

Set & Costume Designer

Mike Nanning

Lighting Designer

Mia Holton

Vision Designer

Ian Michael

Ian Michael

Assistant Director

Jacob Lehrer

Movement Consultant

Sue Fenty

Stage Manager

Karen Cook

Assistant Stage Manager

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