The Dream of the Thylacine is an ode to hope when reality may be elusive. Based on the beautiful, illustrated children’s storybook by Ron Brooks and Margaret Wild, Sydney’s Erth Visual & Physical Inc. bring to life the lost memories of the world’s last Tasmanian tiger.
From the creators of Dinosaur Petting Zoo in the 2011 Ten Days, this family theatre show incorporates myth and fact with life-like puppets, telling what might have been the Thylacine’s last dream; roaming the wilderness longing for freedom.
Erth’s ability to create enthralling theatre, with true-to-life characters faithfully based on scientific and factual research, has been recognised throughout the world.
In its research for this production, Erth toured Tasmania looking for clues, accounts and opinions that suggest not all hope is lost. Their findings are represented in imaginative projected images and live footage, creating a memorable world-premiere event that will inspire both doubters and dreamers.
The production will uncover museum collections in Tasmania to revitalise community debate on the Thylacine through public discussions with artists, species conservation specialists and story-tellers.
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
10am*, 11.30am*, 1.30pm*, 15 March
11am, 1pm, 3pm, 16 March
11am, 1pm, 3pm, 17 March
10am*, 11.30am*, 1.30pm*, 18 March
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery at Inveresk
10am*, 11.30am*, 1.30pm*, 21 March
10am*, 11.30am*, 1.30pm*, 22 March
11am, 1pm, 3pm, 23 March
11am, 1pm, 3pm, 24 March
Ten Days on the Island and Erth Visual & Physical Inc.