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Prehistoric – Elbow Room
20 July, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Prehistoric is a blistering punk theatre gig about our civil liberties and our capacity to resist – with an original soundtrack played live.
In Brisbane, Australia, 1979, Prehistoric follows Deb, Nick, Pete and Rachel as they meet at a gig, start a band, and find out – the hard way – why their town stays so quiet. Based on first-hand accounts of living, playing music, and making history under Queensland’s notoriously corrupt and brutal Bjelke-Petersen government, Prehistoric offers an iconoclastic and hilarious take on the pivotal ‘punk moment’ that still echoes today.
Winner of Best Performance award – Melbourne Fringe Festival, Best Writing – Green Room Awards.
Prehistoric will have a Melbourne season at the Stables in the Meat Market (North Melbourne) from Friday 20- Friday 27 July before doing an Edinburgh Fringe run from Aug 1 – 26. We’re raising funds to get it to Edinburgh, if you can help, we’d very much appreciate it. https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/prehistoric-goes-to-edinburgh/
We are thrilled to announce our 2018 cast and creatives!
Cast: Brigid Gallacher, Grace Cummings, Sahil Saluja and Zachary Giles Pidd
Writer / Director: Marcel Dorney
Dramaturg / co-Artistic Director: Emily Tomlins
Lighting Designer: Kris Chainey
Creative Producer: Samantha Butterworth