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Zak Pidd, Charles Purcell

16–20 May
Wed–Fri 7.30pm
Sat 4pm & 7.30pm
Sun 3pm & 6.30pm
$28 / $23
Green Tickets 19 May 4pm


    Auslan-interpreted performance 18 May 7.30pm

While the world spews forth an unrelenting stream of doom and despair, Apokalypsis sees four performers take on the task of presenting 100 historical disasters in 60 minutes. Beginning with the Big Bang and hurtling through a quick-fire stream of events that have edged us into the Anthropocene, this theatrical flip-book presents a narrative of the world as one of repeated annihilation and renewal.

As history speeds towards the present day and energy and resources diminish, what emerges is a hallucinogenic vision of a world on the brink of collapse, and a searing indictment of denialism at this extraordinary moment in Earth’s history.

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This production is taking place on the stolen lands of the Yalukit Willam of the Boon Wurrung Country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Performers and Co-Creators
Charles Purcell, Kai Bradley, Marcus McKenzie, Rosie Clynes
Sound Design and Co-Creator
Zak Pidd
Set and Costume Design
Jonathan Hindmarsh
Lighting Design
Katie Sfetkidis
Lighting Assistant
Nick Moloney
Katy Maudlin
Stage Manager
Tonie-Rayne Steele
Assistant Stage Manager
Thomas Crawford
Natasha Phillips
Sarah Walker

Content warning: contains nudity, smoking, loud noise, replica weapons, strobe effects, haze, and coarse language.

Presented in association with The SUBSTATION.

Apokalypsis has been assisted by Besen Family Foundation, Silvia & Michael Kantor, Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation and Creative Victoria.