Oliver's Tale was successfully staged on February 16th-18th, 2012. Oliver’s Tale was not just a one-person performance by Greg Pritchard. It was in a remote location far into the country. Part dramatic apocalyptic narrative, part road trip, the experience of getting to the performance was part of the experience (What Anna termed 'slow theatre'.) We will not deny that it was a performance that asked a lot of the audience.
It is a story inspired by the implications of climate change, a process that is particularly obvious when you are a resident of a rural area. The performance were entirely run on solar charged batteries. It was written and performed by Greg Pritchard, with direction, dramaturgy, script editing and technical support by Anna Loewendahl (Thieves).
The planned November 2011 performances of Oliver’s Tale were cancelled due to extreme weather, an irony for a performance about the implications of climate
change This performance was funded by Australia Council's Theatreboard.
Thanks to Sarah Natali, Wendy Eden, Jan Pritchard and Mark Moore, Douglas Hockly and Erik Pootjes. Thanks also to those who embarked on the complete experience as planned and drove up from Melbourne.