By Duncan Graham
“A whole-heartedly entertaining and humanising experience.” – Glam Adelaide
Based on the real-life testimonies of refugees, Amphibian sees past, present and dreams collide in an epic story of displacement, loss and adapting to different worlds.
Chloe and Hassan are sent out of class under suspicion for stealing money while feeding the class axolotl. As the unlikely pair work out who’s responsible, Chloe hears the heartbreaking story of an Afghan boy who has travelled alone, across land and sea, for a better life.
Poignant, powerful and bubbling with humour, Amphibian is a sparkling teen drama that brings one of the most urgent issues of our time roaring onto the stage.
This production contains coarse language, adult themes and the use of theatrical haze.
General Public: Suitable for ages 12+
Schools: Suitable for Years 7 – 12 (Stages 4 – 6)
Duration: 55 minutes (No interval plus 15-minute Q&A following the 12pm weekday performance)
The dedicated schools performances are on Friday 25 February at 10am & 12pm. See the Joan website for schools bookings.