Prehistoric

Elbow Room

Prehistoric

Yunis Tmeizeh
"a ripping production… perfectly crafted…"
The Australian
"...it really feels you were there in 78 or 79, hiding in the shadows, running down the stairs from cop cars and thrashing a loud guitar disharmoniously through a patched up amplifier"
Everett True, The Guardian
"I have never seen this era quite so expertly depicted... a beautiful alchemy - a fantastic script, delivered by skilled performers given expert direction in a brilliantly designed space. Do not miss it"
Courier Mail, Brisbane
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_ Time: 21.15
_ Duration: 75 mins
_ Age Suitability: 14+

A blistering punk theatre gig about our civil liberties and our capacity to resist – with an original soundtrack played live.

In Brisbane, Australia, 1979, Prehistoric follows Deb, Nick, Pete and Rachel as they meet at a gig, start a band, and find out – the hard way – why their town stays so quiet. Based on first-hand accounts of living, playing music, and making history under Queensland’s notoriously corrupt and brutal Bjelke-Petersen government, Prehistoric offers an iconoclastic and hilarious take on the pivotal ‘punk moment’ that still echoes today.

Winner of Best Performance award – Melbourne Fringe Festival

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