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)
By / HUMAN ANIMAL EXCHANGE
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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