In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mudlark Theatre Company and the Tasmanian Theatre Company have decided to postpone the Launceston and Hobart seasons of Mudlark’s Caravan Boat Treehouse by Stephanie Briarwood. While we know this cautionary measure is over and above those currently determined by the federal government, TTC believes that the risks of contributing to the spread of the virus outweigh the economic and cultural risks we will face as a result of this postponement.

Nationally, freelance and contract workers are struggling more than ever as they see their expected annual incomes slashed. We have made the commitment to support our actors and employees and see their fees paid as planned over the coming weeks.

Mudlark will be working to remount the show later in the year in Launceston and on the North West at this stage in September (medical advice permitting). If logistically and economically possible around this time, TTC will present the work in Hobart.

If you have tickets to the Launceston season, check Mudlark’s social media or get in touch with them for what to do next.

If you have tickets to the Hobart season, there are a few options for you:

  • A full refund is available
  • You can transfer your ticket to another TTC show during the year
  • If you are able and willing to donate the cost of your ticket, this will of course be gratefully received and will help to counter the losses we are facing as a result of the cancellation.

Caravan Boat Treehouse is (ironically) about self-imposed isolation. But it’s also about how even when we are apart, we find ways to come together and experience “the profound privilege it is to be a human being”.

Both Mudlark and TTC are built on a belief in the power of stories to build empathy, to inspire and unite us. As things we all love like sport, theatre, music and festivals continue to be cancelled or postponed, we are seeking other ways to connect through art and culture, and we look forward to seeing you all in the theatre at the end of the tunnel.


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