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Address: Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
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What a great little play! The actors really get everyone involved which makes it even funnier! A must do when visiting Strahan :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Albury, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The locals kept telling us that this play was a must see but I don't think so! There were 3 actors (one of which didn't do anything too much) the rest was audience participation, which included my wife and I! It is very light entertainment with a very thin story line. We sort of enjoyed it but it wasn't really... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a great little play! The actors really get everyone involved which makes it even funnier! A must do when visiting Strahan :)

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Tewantin, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We were seated in a little ampitheatre at the Strahan visitors center,not sure what to expect.A cosy blanket and little hot water bottles kept us warm.A talented trio of locals with plenty of laughs,audience particpation,clever props,bought a slice of convict history to life.A great way to spend an hour after a day on the water,to reinforce the information we were... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Going to this was just a last minute thing, but how glad were we. It was an experience not to miss. Had a wonderful time. The main character was a true delight and should be on broadway!

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Nowra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were there during an antarctic blizzard. My sister and I took our 83 year old mother there after a day out on the Gordon River cruise. Think Mum nearly died when she saw the "Theatre" and expected her to revolt. Instead, she took it in her stride as we queued up for our hot water bottles and blankets. This... More 

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Houston, TX
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Although it's located outdoors, you feel as though you're indoors because of the canvas covering and blankets they provided. This play was much better than we anticipated providing some history and comedy as well as utilizing the audience. Would recommend attending. We had no problem purchasing our tickets the day of the performance. The cast also works at Sarah Island... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were a little concerned because it was a cold, rainy evening and the show is basically outdoors. They handed out blankets to everyone and it was actually quite comfortable. You buy the tickets ahead of time at the Visitor Center or at the door. There was lots of audience participation and lots of laughter. The show is based on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

what a wonderful way to spend an evening in a tiny town in western Tasmania!! An unexpected delight! This show was so funny, so entertaining and really interesting too. The two actors were fantastic and got the whole audience involved. Great atmosphere! So glad i went, definitely recommend going if you are in the area (but be prepared to join... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Family of 2A & 2C loved every moment of this play. Would see it again if it we stopped here another time. A highlight of the area and not to be missed.

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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This amazing play is most definitely a must see for anyone visiting Strahan. It is a great story that is very well told in a most entertaining way, making skilful use of humour, props and audience participation and the players really do a tremendous job. My wife and I have seen this play twice now and we enjoyed immensely both... More 

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