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: Eloise Bendall, Adelaide Kennedy, Francesca Savige, Lani Tupu, Matthew 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.
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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
BREC ECO EXPO
Protecting the planet begins with you!
Join us at the BREC ECO EXPO before BLACK SUN / BLOOD MOON. Visit local eco stall holders and see how you can BE THE CHANGE in your community
ENTRY TO THE BREC ECO EXPO IS FREE | FRIDAY 30 JUNE, 5:30PM – 7:00PM
LESCHENAULT COMMUNITY NURSERY INC
Claim your free native seedling when you visit the stall to learn more about native planting and maintenance.
DOLPHIN DISCOVERY CENTRE
Learn about marine animal conservation and environment, whale & dolphin stranding response, marine turtle rehabilitation and much more.
VOLUNTEER SOUTH WEST, BUNBURY TOWNTEAM + BREC VOLUNTEERS
Help create resilient communities and benefit the planet through active citizenship by connecting people through volunteering.
CRAFT WITH KATE
Join Kate for a mindful upcycling and sustainability workshop: Learning the Basics of Eco-Weaving to make baskets and bags out of recycled materials.
LESCHENAULT CATCHMENT COUNCIL
Turn your yard into a conservation haven for threatened species with habitat tips and tricks.
CITY OF BUNBURY
Join the City of Bunbury Environment Team to learn about tree planting days and make seed bombs to revegetate the Big Swamp.
FRIENDS OF THE GELORUP CORRIDOR INC
Meet Dr Sue Chapman, Vice President of Friends of The Gelorup Corridor to get informed about this local environmental and political issue.
FUROSHIKI BY SOUTH WEST JAPAN FESTIVAL
Learn a new way to wrap your presents re-purposing materials. Traditionally Furoshiki refers to a square-shaped Japanese wrapping cloth that is eco-friendly and mostly used for wrapping gifts, carrying goods or just as decoration.
GREEN HOME AND GARDEN WITH BREC + ECO WITH EM
The BREC Team offer home and garden tips from composting to making eco cleaning products. Learn to stay hopeful and radically optimistic about the future.
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.