Charlie Pilgrim (Or A beginner’s guide to time travel)
WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE FOUNDATION COMMISSION.
NOMINATED FOR A SYDNEY THEATRE AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.
Charlie Pilgrim (Or A Beginner’s Guide to Time Travel) was the winner of the 2017 Australian Theatre for Young People’s Foundation Commission. The world premiere took place on 24th November, 2018 at The Griffin Theatre in Sydney and was directed by Jena Prince. After playing to a sell out season the production was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Young People.
Have you ever wanted to change the past? Charlie Pilgrim has. And with the prototype of her new time machine—The Mobius—ready for a test run, she was hoping to get her chance. Unfortunately, starting up the machine has accidentally created a closed time loop that adds a new Charlie to the world every 24 hours. With the population rising and group dynamics coming into play, things go from Interstellar to Lord of the Flies pretty fast. To save her soul and prevent the universe from collapsing under the weight of a mounting series of mind-bending paradoxes, Charlie is forced to do battle… with herself.
Serves up an entertaining package of action, humour and head-scratching what-ifs. In short, all you need to feed the imagination of young audiences. JASON BLAKE. AUDREY JOURNAL.
Kids who crave a bit of adventure, come jump into an infinitive time loop with a couple of Charlies: another charming performance written by Sam O’Sullivan, who is paving his way through theatre and film by creating and acting. LARA FRANZI. PLAYWAVE.
Sam O’Sullivan’s Charlie Pilgrim (Or A Beginner’s Guide To Time Travel) is an ambitious piece of writing that packs a lot of ideas into its 80 minutes. It is an enjoyable narrative in a familiar sci-fi format, extremely detailed in its rendering… SUZY WONG. SUZY GOES SEE.
Photos by Tracey Schramm