“Great performance, well written, comprehensive coverage of a sometimes difficult topic. Loved the messages throughout the play”
Teacher, Hawkesdale Secondary College

Wyatt and Nella are 16 and from the middle of nowhere. Wyatt’s in love with a girl who doesn’t love him back and Nella just wants to escape from the small town gossip. Enter Cuz. He’s just got out of jail and knows a good time when he sees one. Desperate to fit in, Wyatt tags along with Nella and Cuz and together they pile into Cuz’s ute headed one way for Sydney. Nella’s got her heart set on the big smoke and a whole new life, Cuz has other ideas and Wyatt can’t help thinking they should all just turn back now.

NORTH WEST OF NOWHERE is the next instalment from the team behind the multi award-winning shows CHOPPED LIVER and BODY ARMOUR, which have been seen by over 20,000 people in over 240 communities, schools and prisons across Australia.

NORTH WEST OF NOWHERE is raw, honest and takes a fresh approach to raising awareness of sexual health and the importance of respectful sexual relationships. Written specifically for secondary school audiences, young people will relate to Wyatt and Nella as they journey from their teenage dreams to proud young adults ready for the world.

This production is supported by the Victorian Government through the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

2016 Tour Dates

18 July - Victoran Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)
19 July - Melton Secondary College
19 July - Weenthunga Health Network
20 July - Eaglehawk Secondary College
21 July - Malmsbury Youth Justice
22 July - Colac Secondary College
25 July - Department of Health and Human Services
26 July - The Forge Theatre Bairnsdale Community Show
27 July - Bairnsdale Secondary College
28 July - Lowenna College
1 August - Echuca Secondary College
2 August - Cummergunja Community Hall
3 August - Echuca Secondary College
3 August - Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-op
4 August - Woomera Aboroginal Corporation
8 August - Wurundjeri Council
8 August - The Castle, Dandenong Community Show
9 August - Rosebud Secondary College
9 August - Parkdale Secondary College
10 August - Thornbury High School
11 August - Reservoir High School
11 August - Copperfield College, Kings Park Junior Campus
12 August - Parkville Juvenile Justice Centre

Touring Information

Lenka Vanderboom
Health Facilitator
tour@ilbijerri.com.au
0407 436 634

Media Enquiries

Iain Finlayson
Development & Marketing Manager
development@ilbijerri.com.au
03 9329 9097

Show Credits

Writer Kamarra Bell-Wykes
Dramaturge John Romeril
Director Eva Grace Mullaley
Cast Jack Sheppard, Brandi Nelson & Jesse Butler
Choreographer Carly Sheppard
Sound Designer James Henry
Set Costume Designer Emily Barrie
Stage Manager Brock Brocklesby
Health Facilitator Lenka Vanderboom

Photo Credit Steven Rhall

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