THE CAMPAIGN (2018)

By Campion Decent

22 October – 3 November 2018
Peacock Theatre, Hobart


A co-production of Blue Cow Theatre and Tasmanian Theatre Company, with If Theatre and Salamanca Arts Centre 

A verbatim work marking the 30th anniversary of “the Salamanca arrests”, and three decades of campaigning in Tasmania to achieve Gay Law Reform, Equal Rights legislation and Marriage Equality. 

PRODUCTION

Director/Designer Matt Scholten
Lighting Designer Nick Higgins
Composer/Audio Designer Heath Brown
Choreography Cassie Xintavelonis, Robert Jarman
Stage Manager Adam (Gus) Powers
Production Manager Max Ford
Set/Props Manufacture Max Ford, Charles Parkinson, Adam (Gus) Powers
Placards Richard Hale
Publicist Kath Chapman
Graphic Designer Nathaniel Hiller
Front of House Christine Bowling
Historic photography by Roger Lovell 

ENSEMBLE

Rosemary Cann
Alex Duncan
Robert Jarman
Mel King
Benjamin Winckle

WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT “THE CAMPAIGN”

“This is a brilliant piece of intimate and simultaneously joyful and gut wrenching theatre. The kind of theatre whose power is intensified by knowing that everything that is spoken comes from historical record and from those who lived through this time.

At the end of the play the audience rose in unison for a well deserved standing ovation and you could see the tears streaming down faces, and smiles breaking through them as we applauded the cast, director, writer – and importantly those in the audience who were the inspiration for the work.”

– Arts Hub