Prehistoric

Theatre (political, new writing)

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  • Summerhall - Demonstration Room
  • 21:15
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
  • Country: Australia
  • Group: Elbow Room
  • Warnings and additional info: Coarse language, adult themes and drug use
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

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.

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