The Great Leap Backwards

Welcome to Ballarat in 2050; when the world is grappling with the consequences of devastating climate change. Inside an old, derelict theatre, actors are presenting a musical about ‘the good old days’ of 2025, set in the Mallee town of Sea Lake. A stranger interrupts the show, bringing news that could destroy the community, the nation, the whole planet … it if is true!

Lara Thew and cast, Photo by Mojo Photography

In September 2011, Yarrowee Productions presented a play & song reading of The Great Leap Backwards at Craig’s Hotel, Ballarat. The work was very well received, and we were encouraged to continue developing the material. We have made some changes to the songs and the script since the reading, and we hope to test these during a week of script development sometime in 2012.

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Julianne Eveleigh, Photo by Mojo Photography

Jordan Bowering, Photo by Mojo Photography

Daniel Lamesch (on the floor), Peter Freund, Jordan Bowering, Emma Clair Ford and Julianne Eveleigh, Photo by Mojo Photography

Daniel Lamesch (on the floor), Jordan Bowering, Emma Clair Ford and Julianne Eveleigh, Photo by Mojo Photography

Maryanne Sam, Tobi Sam-Morris, and Vicky Jacobs on piano, Photo by Mojo Photography