Nuclear Family

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1 Venue

Black Box Theatre at Black Box Theatre - Adelaide Botanic Garden

Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Hackney Road, Adelaide 5000

Enter via Hackney Rd / Plane Tree Dr (first left turn into car park 39 - next to International Rose Garden)

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About this event

Ashtown Nuclear Power Plant is in meltdown. Thousands of lives lie in the balance. Trapped inside, worker siblings Joe and Ellen must make a series of increasingly desperate decisions to stop the disaster.

'Nuclear Family' is a gripping piece of interactive theatre. At crucial points the audience must step in to make decisions. Under intense time pressure, you rifle through top-secret government files, classified nuclear documents, as well as confidential interviews and audio files that shed light on Joe and Ellen’s world. Racing against the clock, the heart-breaking and high octane decisions will test mettle and morality, and choices will directly impact the story. Who will live? Who will die? What would YOU do?

"Exhilarating experience for all involved" ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

"Heart-rending... Thought provoking" ★★★★★ TV Bomb

"The mix of social interaction and intellectual engagement make for a gripping experience" The Scotsman

Nominated Brighton Fringe Award 2016

Presented by:
Joanne Hartstone, Sunday's Child & Fever Dream

'Nuclear Family' is a co-production with Sunday's Child (Ireland) and Fever Dream (UK). Both companies have produced and toured acclaimed work across Ireland and the UK. They are teaming up with acclaimed Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe producer and performer, Joanne Hartstone, to present their "choose your own adventure" style production in Australia.