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!
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.