North Pole, 4am. Against a snowy landscape dotted with miniature trees, houses with twinkling lights and smoke puffing from chimneys, a dilapidated campervan containing three filmmakers battles the elements.

Dimanche

Cie Chaliwaté and Cie Focus

Australian Premiere | Australian Exclusive

Family | Belgium

North Pole, 4am. Against a snowy landscape dotted with miniature trees, houses with twinkling lights and smoke puffing from chimneys, a dilapidated campervan containing three filmmakers battles the elements. They’re on their way to capture a part of the world which is disappearing; doing their best with what little equipment they have, to document Earth's last living species.

A masterclass in wit, ingenuity and sheer theatrical brilliance (and a Total Theatre Award winner at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe), the three performers from the Belgium based Chaliwaté and Focus companies create a wordless call to arms against our own ravaging climate monster. Unsurprisingly, it's more effective than a thousand earnest sermons.

Collective insanity, blindness to the bleeding obvious; it’s a rich subject for bittersweet clowning (think of Buster Keaton as the hurricane blows down the barn). What sets this piece apart is the sheer genius of the storytelling.

Involving lo-fi FX, miniature vehicles, puppetry, video, deadpan mime and ingeniously simple physical recreations of film language it constantly delights and makes us wonder as much at the cleverness of humanity as at its stupidity.

Oh and there are also the most adorable polar bears you’re ever likely to see on stage.

Rarely is so much accomplished in so short a time. They make us laugh with their ingenuity and then break our hearts with their profound message about climate change. The Scotsman
… a jewel of creativity and humour and our heart’s choice for 2018 Le Suricate Magazine

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Dates

28 Feb – 7 Mar 2020

Duration 1hr 20mins

Times

Fri, 28 Feb 2020, 6:00PM

Sat, 29 Feb 2020, 1:00PM

Sat, 29 Feb 2020, 6:00PM

Sun, 1 Mar 2020, 3:00PM

Tue, 3 Mar 2020, 11:00AM

Tue, 3 Mar 2020, 6:30PM

Wed, 4 Mar 2020, 6:30PM

Thu, 5 Mar 2020, 11:00AM

Thu, 5 Mar 2020, 6:30PM

Fri, 6 Mar 2020, 6:30PM

Sat, 7 Mar 2020, 12:30PM

Venue

Space Theatre

Prices

Adult $59.00

Friends $50.00

Groups 6+ (per ticket) $50.00

Concession $47.00

Under 30 $30.00

Student $25.00

Child (under 14) $20.00

Fees & Charges

A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.

Session Times

See website for details

Access

Wheelchair accessible

Fully Visual

School prices and teachers educational resources available.

Warning

Recommended for ages 9+.

No latecomers.

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