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Yunis Tmeizeh
"a ripping production… perfectly crafted…"
The Australian
" 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
_ 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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