Perth Theatre Company

ON TOUR

Australian National Tour
2 May - 25 July

Created and performed by Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs & Tim Watts

Music composed by Rachael Dease

Commissioned by Perth Theatre Company

Photography by Richard Jefferson

 

 

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IT’S DARK OUTSIDE

Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts, the team behind the international multi-award winning production The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, have created another heartfelt adventure. Using puppetry, mask, animation and live performance, they deliver a grand epic western about redemption and dementia.

An old man wanders into the wild. As the sun sets, he is swept up in a surreal western, on the run from a mysterious tracker hell-bent on hunting him down. It’s Dark Outside is “a rare triumph of theatrical ingenuity and human compassion” (The West Australian).

Using a constantly creative, beguiling and touching blend of live performance, puppetry and animation, featuring an original music score by award winning composer Rachael Dease, the performers tell the story of memory loss ‘with poetic insight and lightness of touch that makes it moving and uplifting to watch’ (The Australian).

WINNER *** ArtsHub Critic’s Choice Award ***

Helpmann Award Nominee 2013

DATES

2-3 May – Darwin Entertainment Centre
6–10 May – Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley
13-14  May – Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns
17 May – Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie
24 May – Civic Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
26–29 May – Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
30–31 May – Casula Powerhouse, Casula
3–8 June – The Street Theatre, Canberra
16-18 June – Theatre Royal, Hobart
20-21 June – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat
24 June – Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton
27 June - Marion Cultural Centre, Marion
1 July – Country Arts SA, Port Pirie
3-5 July – Matt Dann Cultural Centre, Port Hedland *
9 July – Queen St Park Theatre, Geraldton
11-12 July – Esperance Civic Centre, Esperance *
16-17 July – Arts Margaret River, Marget River *
18 –19 July – Bunbury Entertainment Centre, Bunbury *
23-25 July – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah *

* Showing The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

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IT’S DARK OUTSIDE

Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts, the team behind the international multi-award winning production The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, have created another heartfelt adventure. Using puppetry, mask, animation and live performance, they deliver a grand epic western about redemption and dementia.

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IT’S DARK OUTSIDE

Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts, the team behind the international multi-award winning production The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, have created another heartfelt adventure. Using puppetry, mask, animation and live performance, they deliver a grand epic western about redemption and dementia.

An old man wanders into the wild. As the sun sets, he is swept up in a surreal western, on the run from a mysterious tracker hell-bent on hunting him down. It’s Dark Outside is “a rare triumph of theatrical ingenuity and human compassion” (The West Australian).

Using a constantly creative, beguiling and touching blend of live performance, puppetry and animation, featuring an original music score by award winning composer Rachael Dease, the performers tell the story of memory loss ‘with poetic insight and lightness of touch that makes it moving and uplifting to watch’ (The Australian).

WINNER *** ArtsHub Critic’s Choice Award ***

Helpmann Award Nominee 2013

DATES

2-3 May – Darwin Entertainment Centre
6–10 May – Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley
13-14  May – Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns
17 May – Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie
24 May – Civic Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
26–29 May – Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
30–31 May – Casula Powerhouse, Casula
3–8 June – The Street Theatre, Canberra
16-18 June – Theatre Royal, Hobart
20-21 June – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat
24 June – Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton
27 June - Marion Cultural Centre, Marion
1 July – Country Arts SA, Port Pirie
3-5 July – Matt Dann Cultural Centre, Port Hedland *
9 July – Queen St Park Theatre, Geraldton
11-12 July – Esperance Civic Centre, Esperance *
16-17 July – Arts Margaret River, Marget River *
18 –19 July – Bunbury Entertainment Centre, Bunbury *
23-25 July – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah *

* Showing The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

"A rare triumph of theatrical ingenuity and human compassion"

The West Australian

"Beautiful and captivating to watch… 5 stars out of 5."

Arts Hub

"Memory loss has rarely had such a novel treatment, approached with poetic insight and lightness of touch that makes it moving and uplifting to watch."

The Australian

"Watts is one of Australia’s rising talents… a show that seems destined to travel far."

The Australian

"A gently unfolding gem that will appeal to anyone curious to know what a new theatrical generation can do."

ABC

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