A lyrical tale of adversity and survival

On an unseasonably cold September day in 1936, the world’s last known Tasmanian Tiger died in captivity at Hobart’s Beaumaris Zoo.

Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the ghost of one of our lost beauties – the thylacine. With the suspense and warmth of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women weave a lyrical tale of discovery and destruction.

For this thylacine tracker and zoo keeper’s daughter, it’s a quest to protect a threatened creature…and themselves.

Gutsy and rebellious, this beautiful reimagining of Australia’s lost history shines a light on extinction and our own survival.

Creators & Performers Justine Campbell & Sarah Hamilton
Artistic Collaborator Matthew Lutton
Set & Lighting Design  Matthew Adey – House of Vnholy
Sound Design Jethro Woodward
Costume Design Chloe Greaves
2015 Season Produced by Malthouse Theatre
All photography Pia Johnson
Image design Skye Hamilton


Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, WA | 19 March

Arts Margaret River, WA | 21 March

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, WA | 22 March

Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
30 March – 1 April | Tickets/info>>

Theatre North at the Princess, Launceston, TAS
4 April | Tickets/info>>

Burnie Arts and Function Centre, TAS |
5 April | Tickets/info>>

The Capital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
8 April | Tickets/info>>

Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine, VIC
9 April | Tickets/info>>

Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre, Colac, VIC
12 April | Tickets/info>>



Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey, VIC
14 April | Tickets/info>>

The MEMO, Healesville VIC
15 April | Tickets/info>>

Latrobe Performing Arts, VIC
18 - 19 April | Tickets/info>>

Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre, VIC
20 April | Tickets/info>>

Forge Theatre, Bairnsdale, VIC
21 April | Tickets/info>>

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, NSW
23 April | Tickets/info>>

The Q - Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, NSW
27 – 28 April | Tickets/info>>

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, NSW
29 – 30 April | Tickets/info>>

Hothouse Theatre, Wodonga, NSW
3 – 7 May | Tickets/info>>

...rare and moving feat of theatrical storytelling...’ The Age, Melbourne

Tour produced by Performing Lines. They Saw A Thylacine is supported by Malthouse Theatre, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.