They Saw a Thylacine

They Saw a Thylacine on the brink of extinction. Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of Australia’s lost beauties, the thylacine. With all the suspense of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women weave a lyrical tale of adversity and extinction.

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.

“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)


Created and Performed by / Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton

Artistic Collaborator / Matthew Lutton

Set and Lighting Design / Matthew Adey – House of Vnholy

Sound Design / Jethro Woodward

Costume Design / Chloe Greaves

Toured Nationally in 2016 with Performing Lines.



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

Nominee: Best Theatre, Adelaide Fringe 2014

Nominee: Best Regional Touring, Helpmann Awards 2017


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