They Saw a Thylacine
On an unseasonably cold September morning in 1936, the last known Tasmanian tiger died in captivity at Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart. Nearly 80 years after the disappearance of a species, Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton tell this story.
On the brink of the sixth mass extinction of species on earth, They Saw a Thylacine bears witness.
“A rare and moving feat of theatrical storytelling” Cameron Woodhead, The Age
“This poignant parable of loss is directly applicable to our own time and place” Richard Mays, Theatreview (NZ)
“Pitch-perfect performances…funny as they are heartbreaking” Anne-Marie Peard, AussieTheatre.com
“Storytelling at its best…gentle yet feisty…sublime in their performances” Myf Clark, Beat Magazine
Awards for Thylacine
Winner: Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe 2013,
Winner: Tour Ready Award, Melbourne Fringe 2013
Winner: Stand Out Performer, NZ Fringe 2014
Winner: Weekly Theatre Award, Adelaide Fringe 2014
Nominee: Best Female Performers, Green Room Awards 2013
Nominee: Best Writing, Green Room Awards 2013
Nominee: Best Production, Green Room Awards 2013
Created and performed by Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton