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The Last Great Hunt

Telephone – The Last Great Hunt

What happens when you’re on hold?

A tax auditor has an unusual proposition. The kids are hacking the spirit world. A man leaves a voicemail. A neighbour calls 000. Over hundreds of phone calls, The Last Great Hunt takes you on a journey into communication. From prank calls to telemarketing, bugging and bad connections, Telephone intercepts conversations and weaves them together into a kaleidoscope of love, loneliness and the infinite.

Continuing PICA and The Last Great Hunt’s partnership that has resulted in hits such as NEW OWNER (2016), THE IRRESISTIBLE (2017) and LÉ NØR [the rain] (2019), Telephone is a rollercoaster of a show that takes analogue technology, lo-fi light refraction and 90’s trance music to create an intimate and stunning piece of the theatre.

Ages: 15+
Duration: 80 minutes (no interval, lockout)
Content Warnings: Adult themes and coarse language

Show Dates

Tuesday 30 August | 7pm – Preview
Wednesday 31 August | 7pm – Opening Night
Thursday 1 September | 7pm
Friday 2 September | 7pm
Saturday 3 September | 7pm & Audio Description & Tactile Tour
Tuesday 6 September | 7pm & Post-show Q&A
Wednesday 7 September | 7pm
Thursday 8 September | 7pm
Friday 9 September | 7pm
Saturday 10 September | 2pm
Saturday 10 September | 7pm – Closing Night

Audio Description & Assistive Listening

Saturday 3 September’s performance of Telephone will be audio described.
Audio Description is available for people who are blind or vision impaired. Assistive Listening is available for people who are hard of hearing who use a bluetooth hearing aid.

To access these services, download the free Sennheiser Mobileconnet App on your mobile device PRIOR to arriving at the performance venue. Connect to the DADAA wifi network to access the app at the venue. Please ensure that your mobile device is fully charge and bring along your own earphones.

If you are interested in this service please contact or 9228 6300

About the Artist

Created by: Gita Bezard, Chris Isaacs, Jeffrey Jay Fowler,  Arielle Gray, Tim Watts and Courtney Henri.
Performed by Grace Chow, Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Arielle Gray, Courtney Henri and Tim Watts.
Directed by Gita Bezard
Lighting by Chris Isaacs and the Ensemble. 
Composer – Rachel Claudio
Associate Designer – Bryan Woltjen
Assistant Director – Elise Wilson
Production Manager – Roger Miller
Stage Manager – Georgia Sealey
Publicist – Dixie Battersby


The Last Great Hunt is an internationally renowned collective of six theatre makers: Gita Bezard, Adriane Daff, Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs, Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Tim Watts. They are creators, innovators and above else, explorers. With each new theatre experience, they hunt for new ideas and new ways of connecting with their expanding audiences across Australia and the world. They create high quality, rigorous, relevant and entertaining original work. Created in Perth, Western Australia, their work features an eclectic variety of forms, styles and experiences. They strive to give their audience an engaging, challenging and moving night out at the theatre.


Commissioned by PICA and Presented by The Last Great Hunt.

PICA’s ongoing programs are primarily supported by an investment from the State of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in association with Lotterywest, assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. PICA is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

The Last Great Hunt is supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries. Our projects are made possible by the support of Minderoo Foundation, The Last Great Hunt’s Creative Development Partner, Lotterywest through the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – An Australian Government Initiative. Telephone is commissioned by PICA.

Image: The Last Great Hunt. Photo: Tashi Hall