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  • Peacock Theatre 77 Salamanca Place Battery Point, TAS, 7004 Australia (map)

Note: Internet sales for this event are not posted. Collect your tickets from the venue anytime from 1 hour before commencement time OR from Centertainment  at 53 Elizabeth Mall up to the day before the performance.

Internet Sales close at 4.00pm on the day of performance for Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri performances and at 12 noon on Saturday for Saturday's  performance.

Presented by the Tasmanian Theatre Company


In 1988 more than one hundred arrests were made at Salamanca Market when the Tasmanian Gay Law Reform Group defied a ban on a stall that featured petitions to decriminalise sexual activity between consenting adult males in private. The arrests lit the spark for a campaign to change a law in Tasmania that was the most draconian in the Western world in terms of its penalty and, by the time of its repeal, the last of its kind in Australia.

From candid interviews with the people who were there, Campion Decent has fashioned a gripping account of Tasmania’s decades-long gay law reform campaign; the venomous parliamentary debates and public meetings, the individual acts of bravery and humour amidst the hurt, and the dogged march to a landmark United Nations ruling that had far-reaching repercussions in the Federal and Tasmanian Parliaments and the High Court of Australia.

Honest, raw and urgent, The Campaign chronicles Tasmania’s journey from exclusion to inclusion, from opposition to acceptance, and from hatred to embrace.

Writer – Campion Decent.    Director – Matt Scholten.     Cast – includes Robert Jarman

Peacock Theatre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart.

Dates and Times:
Tuesday October 23 at 7.30pm

Wednesday October 24 at 7.30pm
Thursday October 25 at 7.30pm
Friday October 26 at 7.30pm
Saturday October 27 at 2.00pm (Matinee)
Saturday October 27 at 7.30pm

Tuesday October 30 at 6.30pm (Note earlier starting time)
Wednesday October 31 at 7.30pm
Thursday November 1 at 7.30pm
Friday November 2 at 7.30pm
Saturday November 3 at 7.30pm

Adults $49.00
Senior $40.00
Concession $35.00

*Champion Adult $39.00
*Champion Senior $30.00
*Champion Concession $25.00

*These prices only available by telephoning Centertainment on (03) 6234 5998 and providing Champion membership number.

(NB: Internet Booking Fees apply.)



Earlier Event: September 19
Later Event: October 26
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