The award-winning play by Campion Decent
Gavin Roach presents the Victorian premiere of Campion Decent's The Campaign.
In 1988 more than one hundred arrests were made at Salamanca Market when the Tasmanian Gay Law Reform Group defied a ban on a stall that featured petitions to decriminalise sexual activity between consenting adult males in private. The arrests lit the spark for a campaign to change a law in Tasmania that was the most draconian in the Western world in terms of its penalty and, by the time of its repeal, the last of its kind in Australia.
Written by Campion Decent and directed by Peter Blackburn, The Campaign tells an historic and emotionally-charged story about real-life events that changed Tasmania for the better. Based on personal testimony, parliamentary transcripts, media reports, and archival sources from the people involved – including Rodney Croome, Nick Toonen and Christine Milne – The Campaign chronicles Tasmania’s journey from exclusion to inclusion, from opposition to acceptance, and from hatred to embrace.
"A brilliant piece of intimate, simultaneously joyful and gut wrenching theatre."
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|When||22-25 Jan, 29 Jan-1 Feb | Wed-Sat 9pm | Sat 4pm|
|3 ticket deal||10% off all 3 eligible shows|
|Early Bird||15% off if purchased prior to 10 Dec|
Gasworks Arts Park - Studio Theatre
21 Graham St, Albert ParkGet directions
Tram1 to stop 31
Bus236 to Graham/Pickles St | bus 606 to Bridport/Richardson St
InfoMelbourne Premiere, Award Winning