“imaginations run wild”   “exquisitely realised”


by Compagnia TPO & Insite Arts in co-production with Teatro Metastasio Stabile della Toscana Toured by Performing Lines


Saltbush is an exquisite interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia, celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories. An ensemble of Aboriginal artists collaborated with Insite Arts and the internationally acclaimed Italian company Compagnia TPO to create this highly acclaimed work.

Saltbush centres on the journey of two friends from different Aboriginal backgrounds as they cross Australia on foot. Their journey sees them travel across diverse Australian landscapes (countries) – river country, urban landscapes, the desert and the sea, all the while discovering the land and better understanding and acknowledging our own challenges and personal journey.


Children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers as the landscape unfolds around them, providing a unique immersive experience where the audience becomes part of this visually beautiful journey.


“This inclusive and exquisitely realized piece of children’s theatre is steeped in sensitivity. It speaks of the universality of the importance of every country’s language, place and people, a message that at once displays the tragic irony of the isolation of most Aboriginal people in their own land”  EDINBURGH FESTIVAL GUIDE REVIEWS

…Stirs the senses…

(It doesn’t) just talk about stars, the children can actually chase them through the night. With the little ones in particular, their imaginations run wild. They’re not only standing on a lily pad, they’re worried about getting their feet wet if they fall off!”  LIZ POWER  THE AGE


WARNINGS   Periods of low light levels

RUNNING TIME  50 minutes, no interval

AGE RECOMMENDATION  Ideal for 4-8 year olds but suitable for all ages

2017 BMEC Season proudly sponsored by Reliance Bank


Monday 14 August  6.30pm

Tuesday 15 August 10.00am, 12.30pm & 6.30pm


Adult $26.00

Concession $24.00

Adult Friend  $24.00

Concession Friend  $22.00

Student/Junior $22.00

Student/Junior Friend  $18.00

Pensioner Matinee   $18.00

Student Rush  $18.00

Family (2+2) $90.00

Additional Child  $16.00


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