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Entertaining, Engaging and Educational: Art Meets Science at The Joan

March 1, 2018 Events / Whats On No Comments Email Email

The worlds of science and theatre will collide at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre with double headline theatre extravaganza Back to Back (15 March – 24 March, 2018). The show will feature How I Saved the Western Black Rhino, an uplifting call to action on wildlife extinction, alongside Everything You Ever Wanted, exploring extreme diet culture.

Presented by Nathan Harrison and Rachel Roberts, the fascinating double bill was produced by Q Theatre, The Joan’s resident theatre program creating unique works for, and from, the heart of Penrith.

“Two shows, one ticket, one great night – what more could you ask for?” said Creative Producer, Nick Atkins. “These fantastic productions blend the best parts of science and theatre into an incredible show that is as entertaining as it is educational.”

How do you save a species from the brink of disappearing forever? How I Saved the Western Black Rhino confronts audiences with a shocking fact: we are in the midst of an extinction crisis rivalling that of the dinosaurs. Featuring an uplifting story of rescuing one of the last Western Black Rhinos in existence, Nathan Harrison’s incredible solo performance explores the complexity of wildlife conservation.

Everything You Ever Wanted is a deeply personal exploration of the touchy subjects of diet culture and disordered eating. Joining the voices of fat activists and scientists before her, future-dietitian-turned-theatre maker Rachel Roberts stars in this captivating show revealing the dark underbelly of dieting.

Tickets are $55 Standard, $50 Concession or $30 for Under 30s. Bookings online at

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