Crafty Tige.
Did you up and fly, girl?
Is that your game, girl?
You got mystic powers ey
Like dark night’s gaze.

Australia, circa 1930. A female Thylacine tracker, a zookeeper’s daughter and the elusive, haunting profile of the last of the Tasmanian Tigers.

With all the suspense of a mesmerising campfire story, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell bring to life an epic quest for survival in a harsh and unforgiving landscape.

This is a ripping Australian yarn – of corruption, rebellion and bravery – told by feisty, funny storytellers. At its heart is the determined fight of two women, themselves gravely imperiled, to protect a threatened creature from extinction.

Creative Team

Created & Performed by Justine Campbell & Sarah Hamilton
Artistic Collaborator Matthew Lutton
Set & Lighting Design Matt Adey
- House of VnHoly
Sound Design Jethro Woodward
Costume Design Chloe Greaves

2015 season produced by Malthouse Theatre
Tour produced by Performing Lines


Tuesday 3 May 8pm
Wednesday 4 May 6.30pm
Thursday 5 May 11am & 8pm
Friday 6 May 8pm
Saturday 7 May 3pm & 8pm


Opening Night
$59 Full | $53 Concession | $40 Student

$49 Full | $43 Concession | $30 Student

Friday Night
$54 Full | $48 Concession | $35 Student

10 + $31 each | 6 + $33 each | 4+ $36.50 each

“… a beautiful, human, poetic work that brings us into the world of its characters and gives us an hour
 of pure theatre.”

“This gut-punch reminder of extinction is a captivating story about hoping that the little 
we do isn’t too late.”

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