Black Sun / Blood Moon | BREC

Black Sun / Blood Moon

Run Time 2 hours with interval
ARRIVE EARLY and visit the Eco Expo from 5:30pm
Ticket Prices
Adult $31.50 + BF | Concession $27.50 + BF | Child $25 + BF
Groups 6+ $27 + BF | Family $104 + BF | BREC Access Applies
Includes tickets for Dating Black & Black Sun/Blood Moon
Theatre Lovers: $62 + BF | Theatre Lovers Concession: $50 + BF
Presented By BREC and Critical Stages Touring

AGE SUITABILITY: Ideally suited for intergenerational audiences ages 12+

WARNINGS: Use of haze

BE THE CHANGE! Explore the Eco Expo before the show
30 June 2023
7:00 pm

Black Sun / Blood Moon

How far would you go to save the world?

Two intertwining stories – one magical, the other all too real – bring two unlikely heroes to the stage in a new work inspired by the Fridays for Future student-led protests of 2019. Black Sun / Blood Moon follows Maddy, a ten-year-old climate champion, and Katie, the underachieving assistant of a climate-denying politician, as they set out to save the planet.

When Paul unwittingly inspires his young daughter Maddy to take part in a school climate strike, their lives are turned upside down irrevocably. Maddy’s journey will put her at increasing risk as she takes her message to the powers that be, while Katie will find herself on the back of eagles and dolphins as she attempts to fulfill a fantastical quest from the future.

Featuring stunning video and projection, and amazing life-size puppetry by Erth Visual and Physical, Black Sun / Blood Moon will delight families with young people 12 years and older.


Written and Directed by Chris Bendall
Dramaturg Hilary Bell
Set & Costume Design Isla Shaw
Sound Design Kingsley Reeve
Video Design Susie Henderson
Design Assistant Claudia Spackman
Production Manager Tim Burns
Costume Supervisor Rebecca Jones
Puppetry by Erth Visual & Physical Inc
Performers: Adelaide Kennedy, Tommy Misa, Francesca Savige, Matt Whittet

Black Sun / Blood Moon is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, it’s arts funding and advisory body, the Russell Mills Foundation, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, it’s arts funding and advisory body.

The world premiere production was made possible with the support of Wagga Civic Theatre.


Love theatre? BREC is thrilled to present the Theatre Lovers Ticket Package .

This theatrical duo features two incredible productions from our 2023 BREC Presents program including; Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company’s new rom-com, the funny and spirited DATING BLACK; and Critical Stages Touring’s new play about the climate crisis with decidedly magic realist twist BLACK SUN / BLOOD MOON.

BREC’s Theatre Lovers Ticket Package offers both performances at a discounted price PLUS ticket package holders receive the same reserved seating for each show along with a guarantee of two captivating nights out at BREC!

*Individual show tickets are also available for those not wanting to see both performances.



  If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272 – Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am to 4pm.

  ACCESSIBILITY For accessible bookings please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272.

The safety of our patrons, staff, and community remains our priority, and we’re working hard to ensure your safety while visiting BREC. For further information please refer to our COVID 19 Policy

  We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar.


A doorway to the arts that’s always open!

We want everyone to have the opportunity to see this show at BREC.

So here’s our offer. Through BREC Access we are making some seats available for those who need a good night out but who can’t manage full price at the moment and we invite those who can to ‘pay it forward’ and choose a higher price.

$10.00  OPEN – I need a good night out but the cost of living is starting to bite!
$25.00  ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$70.00  FLING – I want to pay it forward and fling open the doors for someone else

* Limited BREC Access Tickets available

About Critical Stages Touring

Critical Stages Touring is Australia’s national touring theatre company – discovering and developing outstanding independent theatre for audiences everywhere. We create outstanding live performing arts experiences that can travel, connecting these with diverse regional communities, and fostering a sustainable and diverse national independent theatre sector. The company has been supporting artists and audiences around Australia for the past 15 years, extending the life of great independent theatre productions through touring and audience development. Over that time, we have partnered with a strong and ambitious pool of independent artists and earned a reputation for excellent service with presenters. Our work was recognised by the Australia Council, with the company awarded National Touring Status from 2018-2021, and Playing Australia Multi-Year Investment from 2023-2025.. We were awarded the highly prestigious Touring Legend Drover’s Award by Performing Arts Connections (PAC) Australia in 2019.

We contribute to building a strong and vibrant theatre culture through supporting theatre makers and creatives in their own development. We produce regular forums and industry initiatives that bring them together, start and continue vital conversations, and provide opportunity to connect with each other and share knowledge and resources.

Critical Stages Touring brings together people from across the country to connect with original Australian stories and theatrical works in the venues and places they hold dear. Through touring to an ever-expanding network of locations in regional, remote and rural Australia, and now also throughout New Zealand. We ensure that audiences can experience diverse & innovative professional live performance where they live. With the launch of our digital theatre platform, the CST Screening Room, we can now bring these same outstanding artists and shows into the homes and devices of audiences anywhere.