Tidal Pools (2011)

By Sean Munro

22 – 31 March 2012
Theatre Royal Backspace

World Premiere production

An original Tasmanian play marking the tenth anniversary of The War on Terror: a disturbing and disarmingly humorous response to that epoch-making event. Tidal Pools offers a glimpse of contemporary Australia from two strikingly different perspective: an adult world of politics and brutal ambition, and a child’s world of innocence and whimsy. In each, the stakes are high.


Sally Davis
Alison Farrow
Scott Farrow
Mel King
Matt Wilson
Les Winspear
John Xintavelonis  


Director Annette Downs
Original Design Concept Robert Jarman
Stage Manager/Lighting Designer Jen Cramer
Set/Props and Costume Design Sean Munro
Sound Design Heath Brown
Set Construction Jon Bowling
Assistant Stage Manager (Rehearsals) Belinda McCormack
Costume Construction Sarah Duffus
Marketing John Xintavelonis
Graphic Design Karen Kluss
Front of House Jeff Michel & Darryl Peebles


“Clever, engaging and finely-orchestrated ... offering natural, strong and funny performances.” – The Mercury

“Made us laugh then shocked us into stunned silence: a delicious experience. … This story has a twist-in-the-tail in the shorter second act, as the characters, playing their own children, deliver the surprise ending. Funny, wonderful entertainment to make you think!” – Stage Whispers