The Campaign

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."
— ArtsHub

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by Nathan Smith

Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

When 22-25 Jan, 29 Jan-1 Feb | Wed-Sat 9pm | Sat 4pm
Duration 1hr 30m


Full $25.00
Concession $20.00
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 Park

Get directions


1 to stop 31


236 to Graham/Pickles St | bus 606 to Bridport/Richardson St

Event notes


Melbourne Premiere, Award Winning


Coarse language

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