17 Oct 2020
$15 - $22


There's nothing but blue for days.

A crew of emerging artists navigate our vessel to deep space, the deep sea and beyond. Inspired by messages in bottles, signals to aliens and hellos to the unknown – The Big Blue is a new performance that invites its audience to take a seat and have a covid-safe encounter with what lies beyond the horizon.

Working with wireless headphone technology, this show is the outcome of a three month workshop process of collaboration between eleven early career artists. Complete your departure card, put on your headphones, and immerse yourself in a journey of discovery – what secrets will the Big Blue yield?


Originate is where ideas start. An ensemble of emerging theatre makers collaborates to create a new show about the here and now. Guided by director Nick Atkins, the group moved through a workshop process that generated a new performance from the ground up. A performance based on the thoughts, beliefs, hopes and fears of the ensemble.

Cast & Creatives

Nick Atkins / Director

Margaret Thanos / Assistant Director

Erin Middleton / Ensemble

Olivia Niethe / Ensemble

Jacob Parker / Ensemble

Demitra Sealy / Ensemble

Charmaine Sharp / Ensemble

Adam Stepfner / Ensemble

Sophie Strykowski / Ensemble

Kevin Tran / Ensemble

Jessie Trompp / Ensemble

Anna Williamson / Ensemble

JoJo Zhou / Ensemble

A COVID-19 Safety Message

The Joan is a registered COVID Safe venue and we are now operating under strict new guidelines. Your health and safety is our priority.

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