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Black Sun / Blood Moon

Tuesday, 27 June, 2023 @ 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

From Writer/Director Chris Bendall comes a fantastical new story about finding your voice and saving the world.

Two intertwining stories – one magical, the other all too real – bring two unlikely heroes to the stage in a new work inspired by the Fridays for Future student-led protests of 2019. Black Sun / Blood Moon follows Maddy, a ten-year-old climate champion, and Katie, the underachieving assistant of a climate-denying politician, as they set out to save the planet.

When Paul unwittingly inspires his young daughter Maddy to take part in a school climate strike, their lives are turned upside down irrevocably.  Maddy’s journey will put her at increasing risk as she takes her message to the powers that be, while Katie will find herself on the back of eagles and dolphins as she attempts to fulfill a fantastical quest from the future.

Featuring stunning video and projection, and amazing life-size puppetry by Erth Visual and Physical, Black Sun / Blood Moon will delight families with young people 12 years and older. 

Artistic Credits

A Critical Stages Touring Production

Written and Directed by Chris Bendall

Dramaturg: Hilary Bell

Set & Costume Design: Isla Shaw

Sound Design: Kingsley Reeve

Video Design: Susie Henderson

Design Assistant: Claudia Spackman

Production Manager: Tim Burns

Costume Supervisor: Rebecca Jones

Puppetry by Erth Visual & Physical Inc

Performers: Eloise Bendall, Adelaide Kennedy, Francesca Savige, Lani Tupu, Matthew Whittet


Main Theatre

Consumer Advice

Use of haze. Ideally suited for intergenerational audiences ages 12+ (Year 6).

Ticket Prices

Adult $30 / Concession $27 / ArtsMR Members $25 / Youth $20 / Family $70 / Member Family $64

Black Sun / Blood Moon is supported by the Russell Mills Foundation, the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The world premiere production was made possible with the support of Wagga Civic Theatre.

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Margaret River, WA 6285 Australia
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