The Bystander Project | Real People. Real Stories | BREC

The Bystander Project

Run Time 90 minutes no interval
Price From $15.00-$26.50 + $ 3.50 Booking Fee
Presented By BREC & Whisky and Boots

Full $26.50
Conc/Student $21.50
Under 18 $15.00
Group of 6 $21.50
Schools $15.00

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FRIDAY Matinee + Q&A
05 November 2021
12:45 pm
05 November 2021
7:30 pm
06 November 2021
6:00 pm
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Bystander is a community-based project that transforms the real-life experiences of people living in Bunbury into a unique, live performance.

Through the magic of theatre, original live music, photography and using the exact words of each participant, the Bystander Project hopes to open people’s eyes and hearts to the experiences we share day to day. You may know some of these people well, others you may only have caught a glimpse of and some you may know nothing about… yet! Come and join us as we celebrate our local community.

“The aim of this project is to bring understanding to those living around us. We believe that everyone’s story is interesting and valuable and that by sharing stories we are able to be in the world together with greater empathy. This work requires the creative team residing in a community for 2 weeks to collect interviews, take the photographs and get to know the unique qualities of a town before creating and delivering the work in situ.” Whiskey & Boots

Created and Voiced by Georgia King & Mark Storen
Music composed and performed by Holly Garvey, Tom Garvey and Mark Storen

Would would like your story to be told on the BREC stage?

Register your interest to participate in Bystander by contacting


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 I’m still  feeling the COVID pinch
$20.00  ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$40.00 UNLOCK – I love a good night out and I’m happy to help
$60.00  FLING – I want to pay it forward and be a BREC champion


Please note

  If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272. Our Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

  BREC is required to maintain a mandatory contact register for all patrons over the age of 16 attending the Centre. You can scan the QR code or fill in the physical form upon arrival.

  We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar. The Centre has increased hygiene measures and will observe required COVID restrictions.

Bystander – Margaret River Participant Testimonials


“The reason I did it was my interest in community history. I think we should be recording”

“They’re great people, they’re very good performers, you know I was blown away by it and I was proud to be part of it. And proud of you guys too [other participants], it was just awesome… Hearing from people I didn’t know that well then I felt like I knew them.”

“The response from the people made me feel really good about it. And at the end people come up to us and they were all talking about how much they enjoyed it… Yeah it was a feel good thing.”

“A beautiful opportunity.”


Bystander – Beverly Installation Feedback


“Loved it. Just wonderful. Photos just captured the people perfectly.”

“Loved this project. So interesting to see images and have the words. Just sorry to have missed your performance. Very engaging to “meet.” A few locals this way. Thank you.”

“Being new to town and staying at the Station – this has given me a fascinating insight into the lives of the people in Beverly – a wonderful community spirit prevails here – thank you for sharing and presenting in such a professional way – brilliant audio and photographs.”