Zombie Thoughts

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 17 September - 26 September 2020
Category Live Event


All performances of Zombie Thoughts have been postponed until further notice. Information about this rescheduled event will come at a later date.

If you have booked tickets to this event, our Box Office team will be in contact to arrange to have your tickets either set aside for the rescheduled date or refunded.

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta presents
An Australian premiere by Jennifer A. Kokai and Oliver Kokai-Means

Ktang! Sam suddenly stands in a crumbling ghost town. A demon wold howls. Bats shriek overhead, drawing closer.

Zombie Thoughts is the story of two best friends Sam and Pig, avatars in an epic fantasy video game where all of Sam’s deepest darkest fears comes to life. Sam has +5 intelligence, anxiety and is armed with a book. Pig has +3 humour, is often distracted and armed with a rubber chicken.

Battle terrifying monsters, level up and unlock the tools to defeat the final boss in this dazzling world filled with everything you’ve ever been afraid of. Will you be able to help Sam make the right choices on their quest to defeat the evil Machine?

A touching and hilarious journey in, around and through anxiety. Choose your own adventure with this live, interactive show where the audience influences the outcome.

Suitable for ages 8+ and their families

Jennifer A. Kokai
Oliver Kokai-Means

Warwick Dodrell

Jeremi Campese
Amy Hack
Angela Sullen

Set & Costume Designer
Isabella Andronos

(Stages 2 – 4)

From the Program Coordinator…

This creative, ground-breaking and unique production is a great way to demystify anxiety for your students. The 9-year-old co-writer of Zombie Thoughts decided that it should be set in the world of a video game because he “cares a lot” about them and thought other kids would too. You can’t get more relevant than that! Your students will love picking the outcome of this play and will learn about some tools for managing mental health and develop empathy for others going through anxiety.

Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: Zombie Thoughts Curriculum Links

Riverside’s Risk Assessment

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Access Points

Interactive Performance
High levels of audience interaction creating a less formal environment and requiring less ‘passive’ attention by audience members.

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60 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A following weekday matinee performances)

Ticket Prices

Concession $28
30 & Under $26
18 & Under $21
Concession $35
18 & Under $25
Groups 8 +
Opening Night
Riverside Members Adults
Riverside Members Concession $43
Riverside Members Under 30 $41
Riverside Members 18 & Under $36
Non-Members Adults $54
Non-Members Concession $50
Non-Members 18 & Under $40
Youth 30 & Under $46
Groups 8 + $50

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
School Bookings $4.00

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