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Whistleblower

About

Star in in your own dastardly fiction

The Truman Show meets an escape room live on stage – and everyone can be part of the action.

Whistleblower is a theatrical role-playing game where one willing audience member becomes the star in a live film while the rest of us help create the action. Entering a soundproof set, complete with hidden cameras, ‘the player’ finds they have woken up in hospital with amnesia – their job is to find clues and uncover the mystery.

Aided and abetted by a devoted ensemble of actors and audience members playing characters, bit parts, and cameos, their hero’s journey is sculpted through an action-packed interactive narrative that changes with every choice the player makes. Buy an interactive ticket for your chance to be part of the show – either as ‘the player’ or an extra in this dastardly fiction.

Or buy an audience ticket and cheer on our hero as they solve puzzles, discover secrets and get lost in the cinematic story you help create together. In the style of The Last Great Hunt’s 2019 Festival sensation, Lé Nør [the rain], the action is filmed in front of the audience and live streamed to screens above the stage.

Whistleblower is a spontaneous, fast-paced, action-packed adventure that’s different every time it’s shown.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ …an incredibly strong performance by The Last Great Hunt

OutinPerth

A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience

Isolated Nation

Wildly unique rollercoaster of a show

The West Australian

Unique and enthralling theatre

Seesaw Magazine

★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 The Last Great Hunt again delivers an innovative production with flair, making it all look easy while smoothly integrating a technology, set design, modular music composition and visual humour

Artshub

The creativity behind this performance is mind-blowing

Theatre Travels

The Last Great Hunt has created a ground-breaking work that blends an epic Escape Room, with a theatrical version of a Choose Your Own Adventurebook, and The Truman Show

Stage Whispers

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Whistleblower is a wholly brilliant work – every single element contributes to a fully realised theatrical piece

Fourth Wall Media

Event details

  • Duration: 1 Hour 50 minutes
  • Content Warning: Contains adult themes, references to and potential imagery of violence and drug use, coarse language, rapid flashing light, atmospheric sounds and lighting effects.
  • Age Recommendation: Ages 12+

Price List

  • Standard$59
  • Concession$25
  • School Groups (10+)$16

Event Venue

  •  Audio Description

The Artists

Arielle Gray

Director

Arielle Gray is a performer, theatre-maker, director, puppeteer, voice-over artist, improviser and founding artist of The Last Great Hunt.

She has a passion for creating and performing in inventive, original and engaging theatre. Roles include – As Adaptor/performer: Cicada (Barking Gecko). As performer: Cloudstreet (Malthouse/Black Swan), Picnic At Hanging Rock (Malthouse/Black Swan): including at the Barbican Centre, London, My Robot (Barking Gecko) and Laika: A Staged Radio Play (Second Chance Theatre).

For The Last Great Hunt - As co-creator and Director: Whistleblower (Winner ‘Outstanding Direction of a Mainstage show’ Performing Arts WA Awards), Stay With Us. As co-creator/performer: Helpmann nominated Lé Nør [The Rain], Helpmann nominated New Owner, The Advisors, All That Glitters, Falling Through Clouds and Helpmann nominated It’s Dark Outside (ArtsHub critics’ choice ‘innovation’ award). As performer: Bite the Hand, Monroe & Associates, Perpetual Wake and Improvement Club.

Tim Watts

Director

Tim Watts is a performer, deviser, director, puppeteer, improvisor and animator from Perth, Western Australia. He is a founding member of The Last Great Hunt and a Sidney Myer Fellowship recipient. He has a passion for creating and performing original, imaginatively engaging theatrical experiences born from improvisation and experimentation.

Since graduating from Notre Dame University, Fremantle with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2005, he has participated in international workshops, including studying clown and physical comedy with Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake California, as well as Puppetry workshops with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle, Western Australia, and Blind Summit in the UK. He has co-created and performed in a plethora of shows, some of which won awards and toured all over the world.

These include: The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer (2009), It’s Dark Outside (2012), BRUCE (2014), Monroe and Associates (2015), New Owner (2016), The Irresistible (2017), Stay With Us (2018), Lé Nør [The Rain] (2019), and Whistleblower (2021).

Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd

Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd

Director

Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd is enjoying a varied and diverse career as a multi-award winning actor, comedian, improviser, puppeteer, musician, producer, and director.

On ABC’s Tonightly with Tom Ballard Wyatt co-wrote all the songs for the show, winning an ARIA award for his efforts. As half of the Logie nominated and ASTRA award-winning comedy duo Luke & Wyatt he has written, acted and presented on Nickelodeon and performed in standup rooms around the country. As a puppeteer he has performed to acclaim at festivals all around Australia and the world with this wee little show called Bruce!

Gita Bezard

Creative Ensemble

Gita Bezard is a playwright, devisor, director and performer. She’s a founding member of The Last Great Hunt and mother to a tiny artist in the making.

For The Last Great Hunt: As a Writer/Director - PERPETUAL WAKE, THE TALK, THE ADVISORS, YOSHIS CASTLE and ALL THAT GLITTERS. As a co-devisor/performer - WHISTLEBLOWER (Perth Festival, 2021), LÉ NØR (Perth Festival, 2019), STAY WITH US, MINNIE AND MONA PLAY DEAD (Fringe World 2013 Martin Sims Award for Best New WA Work; Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brisbane International Festival) and ELEPHENTS.

In 2016 her play GIRL SHUT YOUR MOUTH debuted at Black Swan State Theatre Company and was nominated for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

Playwriting Comissions - THE PAPER ESCAPER (Terrapin Puppet Theatre), THE PERFECT BOY (Black Swan State Theatre Company, LEMON and IN A BONY EMBRACE (Curtin University), REMARKABLE (WAAPA).

Chris Isaacs

Creative Ensemble

Chris Isaacs is a writer, devisor, performer, and founding core artist of The Last Great Hunt. As a playwright he has had his works performed nationally and internationally.

Credits include Bite The Hand, York (Co-written with Ian Michael for Black Swan State Theatre Company); the multiple award winning The Great Ridolphi (Blaz Award for New Writing Perth FRINGEWORLD); the multiple award-winning FAG/STAG (co-written with Jeffrey Jay Fowler); award winvning Old Love (Audience Development Award – The Blue Room Theatre); and award winning Flood (PAWA best new play), Bali (co-written with Jeffrey Jay Fowler), and The 1s, The 0s, and Everything In Between (RIPTIDE and ATYP).

As a co-devisor/performer Chris' work includes Lé Nør [The Rain] (Perth Festival) Stay With Us ; All That Glitters; Falling Through Clouds; and the award winning It’s Dark Outside (ArtsHub Innovation Award – 2013 and Helpmann-nominated) for The Last Great Hunt.

Outside of The Last Great Hunt, Chris is a resident artist for Black Swan State Theatre Company and a sessional tutor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Edyll Ismail

Creative Ensemble

Jo Morris

Creative Ensemble

Jo is so proud to be a performer and theatre-maker on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar, and to celebrate in the rich tradition of storytelling on this land.  Most recently she appeared in the world premiere of Barracking for the Umpire by Andrea Gibbs for Black Swan Theatre Company and The Last Great Hunt’s production of Dick Pics in the Garden of Eden. She has also worked and collaborated with companies such as Barking Gecko, Yirra Yaakin and Griffin Independent, and won multiple awards including the 2014 Blue Room Awards for Best Production and Member’s Choice, and the 2016 PAWA Award for Best Independent Production for Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor which she performed in and produced, the 2015 PAWA Award for Best Actress for A Streetcar Named Desire, and was the recipient of the Fringe World 2017 ECU Performing Arts Award for her work as a performer in Price TagThe Book of Life and Alone Outside.

Alicia Osyka

Creative Ensemble

Isha Sharvani

Creative Ensemble

Cameron Taylor

Creative Ensemble

Tyler Hill

Set & Costume Designer

Amalia Lambert

Design Assistant (Set & Props)

Eilish Campbell

Design Assistant (Set & Props)

Danielle Chilton

Design Assistant (Costume)

George Ashforth

Sound Designer

Ben Collins

Sound Consultant & Mentor

Ben has worked as a freelance musician, sound designer and composer across a variety of platforms since 2003.  He’s been a lecturer in sound design and audio technology at WAAPA since 2015, venue and technical manager at the Redmond Theatre since 2016 and recently has become most interested in field recording, technical theatre design, and multi-disciplinary work.  Ben has worked on short films, animations, dance works, drama and musical theatre and produced podcasts and recorded works for various platforms and is passionate about the use of technology in storytelling.

He's worked predominantly for Black Swan State Theatre Company over the past decade, as well as Barking Gecko, The Last Great Hunt and Fringe productions including most recently audio work Seeking Basic Needs and Other Tales of Excess.  In 2019 he was sound designer and programmer for Le Nor, a Last Great Hunt work for the Perth International Arts Festival, as well as sound designer for Mimma - A Musical of War & Friendship for Orana Productions. In 2020 he was sound designer for THEATRE 180’s successful production of A Fortunate Life.

Rachel Claudio

Composer

Brett Cullen

Interactive Design Consultant

Anthony Watts

Gadget Designer

Steve Berrick

Technical Consultant

Alex Spartalis

Production Manager & Lighting Consultant

Breanna Evangelista

Stage Manager

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Last Great Hunt acknowledges the first peoples of the lands on which we live, play, and work.

We are on the lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, and the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.

We pay our respects to these traditional custodians who have nurtured and cared for the land we are on, and we honour their Elders past and present.

We recognise these nations and their long and ongoing contribution to the cultural and environmental landscape we operate within.

Sovereignty of these lands was never ceded.

For more information on these nations and their treasured cultures visit: Noongar Nation and Eora Nation