8 – 19 May 2018


Written by Stephen Carleton
Directed by Gail Evans
Presented by Knock-em-Down Theatre and Brown’s Mart Productions

The Turquoise Elephant is an acerbically funny absurdist farce, portraying the chaos of a not too distant future world affected by climate change.

Inside her triple-glazed compound, Augusta shields herself from the catastrophic elements, bathing in the classics and campaigning for the reinstatement of global reliance on fossil fuels. Outside, the world lurches from one environmental cataclysm to the next. Meanwhile, her sister, Olympia, thinks the best way to save endangered species is to eat them. Their niece, Basra, is intent on making a difference – but how? Can you save the world one blog at a time?

Stephen Carleton’s shockingly black political farce won the 2015 Griffin Award. It’s urgent, contemporary, hilarious and alarmingly close to being true!

“The Turquoise Elephant is important for two reasons: it deals with what is arguably the primary threat to life as we know it – in this city, in this country and in the world – and secondly, because it does so through a style of high comedy writing that owes its lineage to Absurdism (the works of Dario Fo and Ionesco’s Rhinoceros in particular). In both these instances, it sits in a unique category of Australian works. It’s brave and wacky writing with a knockout punch.” (Gale Edwards, Griffin Theatre Company)

VENUE: Brown’s Mart Theatre
DATES: Tuesday 8 May (Preview) – Saturday 19 May 2018
TIME: 7pm.
(Note: Performances will commence on time. Please arrive at least 15 min before the start of the show to ensure entry)
DURATION: 1 hr 30 min (includes a 15min interval)
TICKETS: Full $35 Conc/Sen $25 Groups 8+ $25 Preview $15
BOOK ONLINE: brownsmart.com.au
BOX OFFICE: Tickets may be purchased from the Box office an hour before the start of the show, unless SOLD OUT!
(Online tickets will cut off 4 hrs before the start of each show)
BAR: the bar will be open an hour before the start of the show and drinks can be taken into the theatre.

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