February, 2017

05feb(feb 5)4:00 pm06(feb 6)7:00 pmBlack TuesdayA commemoration of the 1967 Bushfires in words and music4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (6) Event Type :Perform


Event Details

Blue Cow Theatre,

with Moonah Arts Centre and Glenorchy City Council,



by Les Winspear

A commemoration of the 1967 Bushfires in words and music.

4pm Sunday the 5th of February   BOOK HERE  Tickets $10/5

7pm Monday the 6th of February  BOOK HERE  Tickets $10/5

The ’67 bushfires ripped through Southern Tasmania, from Bothwell to Snug and up the Derwent Valley, consuming over 2500 square kilometers, wiping out whole communities, and leaving 62 people dead, 900 injured and over seven thousand homeless. The 50th anniversary of this disaster falls on Tuesday 7th February.

Les Winspear is the acclaimed writer of the enormously popular family show staged annual in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, but in Black Tuesday he turns his keen attention to this catastrophic event.

Based on interviews Les conducted with residents who lived through the fire, the play interweave several real-life stories, and vividly brings the day to life through the voices of those who were there. Chilling and funny, terrifying and uplifting, Black Tuesday is both a commemoration of loss and a celebration of the strength and resilience of the Tasmanian community.

The cast

Blue Cow has arranged a special reading of the play, to be read by a cast of distinguished Tasmanian actors including Guy Hooper, who recently enthralled audiences with his performance as Prospero in Blue Cow’s The Tempest at TMAG, and Jane Longhurst. Jane last appeared at MAC in Blue Cow’s Grounded, for which she won the 2015 Tasmanian Theatre Award for Best Actor.

The event will also feature the exceptional sounds and creativity of Michael Fortescue, double-bass player extraordinaire.


5 (Sunday) 4:00 pm - 6 (Monday) 7:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre

27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009


Blue Cow Theatre in association with Moonah Arts Centre and Glenorchy City Councilhttp://bluecowtheatre.com/