Centre of Contemporary Arts Presents:

Event: It's Dark Outside

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A Perth Theatre Company Production

By Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs & Tim Watts


Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts, the team behind the international multi-award winning production The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, have created another heartfelt adventure. Using puppetry, mask, animation and live performance, they deliver a grand epic western about redemption and dementia.

An old man wanders into the wild. As the sun sets, he is swept up in a surreal western, on the run from a mysterious tracker hell-bent on hunting him down. It’s Dark Outside is “a rare triumph of theatrical ingenuity and human compassion” (The West Australian).

Using a constantly creative, beguiling and touching blend of live performance, puppetry and animation, featuring an original music score by award winning composer Rachael Dease, the performers tell the story of memory loss ‘with poetic insight and lightness of touch that makes it moving and uplifting to watch’ (The Australian).

CoCA is delighted to present this beautiful and captivating production, ‘a show that seems destined to travel far’ (The Australian).


WINNER *** ArtsHub Critic’s Choice Award ***

Helpmann Award Nominee 2013

Creator: Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts
Performer: Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts
Composer: Rachael Dease
Producer: Nic Clark/ Perth Theatre Company

60mins, no interval




Event details

Dates:Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Times:Tuesday 13th - 6.30pm
Wednesday 14th - 11am
Venue:The Theatre, Centre of contemporary Arts Cairns
Program:Centre of Contemporary Arts
Genre:Theatre
Tickets:$15-29
School group discounts available + education resource pack can be supplied to teachers.