A Sunburnt History: Savages
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it! Savages chronicles the all-too-many moments in our shared history that seem very much like a broken record. The foolish, fool hearty and fooled fill this fast-paced fifty five minute frenzy of facts, figures and forget-me-nots (fingers crossed)! Savages can be found everywhere… after all, it was such a primitive time.
A Sunburnt History: The First Fleet
Dozens of characters are brought to life in this too-strange-to-be-fiction account of the journey to New Holland. Certifiable convicts mixed with misinformed management makes for a masterclass in misery, bureaucracy and debauchery! The unbelievable decisions, and the people who made them will leave you wondering how they even managed to get off the boat.
A Sunburnt History: Burke and Wills
The myths surrounding the events and characters of the momentous journey from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria - by the inept duo Burke and Wills - are debunked as A Sunburnt History reveals the real heroes and dastardly villains of this iconic Australian story. Even the camels get their say in this riotous and revealing show.
A Sunburnt History: Citizenship - 50,000 Years of Immigration
From the first immigrants to Australia 50,000 years ago, right up to today, Citizenship reveals our sordid and sometimes silly migration policies (or lack thereof). A Sunburnt History reveals the tricks, traps and tantrums used by the powers that be to keep Australians Australian. Whatever that means! Migrants truly did shape our country – but it almost didn’t happen!
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Here at A SUNBURNT HISTORY we pride ourselves on being well researched. Our fact-bombs are loaded with evidence, our myth busting is based on hours of investigation and our content comes from library scouring and book-store hunting. We love history and we want to see every generation get a kick out of it too (if only for one sweat soaked hour)!
A Sunburnt History: NOT Gallipoli
Everyone is talking about Gallipoli but us! NOT Gallipoli explores Australia’s ever changing attitude to war and celebrity. We myth-bust our way through the tales too tantalising to be true and facts too frightful to be false. This energetic and riotous show pays homage to Australia's unlikely champions, while shinning a light on those Aussies who have tried to cash-in on the ANZAC legend. Come on, that’s Not Gallipoli!
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A Sunburnt History has performed at comedy nights, gala openings, primary schools, high schools, trivia nights, improvisation evenings, corporate events and is available for a raft of other occasions. We can bring our shows to you, work to a brief, and create new work just for you. Whether you're throwing a themed event, managing a late-night gig, coordinating a history unit at school or just looking for some unique entertainment - we've got you covered!
A Sunburnt History: Explorers
Fun for the whole family! This show gives interactive, inventive and incomprehensible insight into the inglorious and intrepid individuals who took to the high seas in search of Australia. Cook, Dampier, Abel Tasman and Arthur Philip all get a serve in this hysterically funny, silly and educational show for kids of all ages. Was Abel able? You be the judge!
A Sunburnt History: Bits and Bobs
Just their best bits (and some other stuff they love). Half sketch, half nostalgia and half maths, this one is for fans and newbies alike. Our favourite characters, our most popular skits and some secret stuff for your eyes only. Laugh, gasp and sing along with our best bits and better bobs.