Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms

We All Know What’s Happening

Welcome to a tropical island full of palm trees, phosphate mines, coconut water and kids. Set against a backdrop of handmade costumes and colonialism, this is an absurd, true story about Leonardo da Vinci, seagull shit, and Australia’s ongoing relationship with Nauru.

Part school musical, part history lesson and part political probe, We All Know What’s Happening sees people too young to vote reveal powerful truths about childhood, human rights, privilege and social change.

Made in collaboration with seven child activists, who perform this deeply affecting theatrical intervention into the Australian zeitgeist, We All Know What’s Happening brings us right up to the present day and into the future. As we move into the final sitting of the current Australian parliament, do not miss this important and timely show for adults and kids alike.

“Passionate and political, affecting and entertaining, We All Know What’s Happening throws down the gauntlet to the adults in the audience” The Age

Winner, Best production, Contemporary and Experimental Performance, 2018 Green Room Awards

This show is for all ages. The performance includes a special section for children aged 12 years and under.

Image: Bryony Jackson

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Creative Team

Co-creators: Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms; Show director: Cassandra Fumi; Sound design and composition: Marco Cher-Gibard; Pianist/collaborator: Grace Ferguson; Lighting design: Jen Hector; Design: Romanie Harper; Performed and created with: Allegra Di Lallo, Lazar Feldman, Finn Owen, Tove Due, Venu Elisaia, Casper Plum and Theo Boltman; Stage manager: Tennessee Mynott-Rudland

We All Know What’s Happening premiered at Arts House, supported by Creative Victoria and Save the Children.

Project Dates

2pm and 7pm, 9th and 10th February (1 hour)
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide
Tickets: $15 - $30.
Kids 12 and under free.

This show is for all ages. The performance includes a special section for children aged 12 years and under.