They Saw a Thylacine

Melbourne theatre company, Human Animal Exchange, bring their production They Saw a Thylacine to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre’s Theatre on Tuesday 5 April at 7.30 pm.

Nearly 80 years after the disappearance of the species, creators and performers Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton tell two ripping yarns about the last known Tassie tigers.

Local Wynyard performer Sarah Hamilton says "Growing up in Tasmania, I was surrounded by stories of the thylacine. I always hoped they were out there, somewhere hiding in the mountains. My parents are certain they saw one crossing a road. My mum swears she heard the distinctive yip of a pair calling to each other across a valley. My grandpa found a thylacine on a beach when he was three. Anything was possible."

The production is suitable for students and young people in Years 9 to 12, as well as senior secondary students of Drama, Theatre, Environmental Science and Australian History. An education pack with links to the Australian Curriculum is available. Warning: This performance contains coarse language, therefore the age recommendation is 14 years and over.

Group bookings can be made through the Box Office. Groups over 20 will pay $20 each; one free staff ticket for every 20 students; teachers are at student prices.

For ticket information, school group bookings, workshop information, or to become a subscriber, please contact the Box Office on 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728