Zombie Thoughts

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 27 May - 05 June 2021
Category Live Event

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

*Please contact Box Office directly for group bookings of 8 or more, email boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or call 8839 3399.

Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: reduced audience capacity; social distancing; mandatory masks; Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces; and dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshals.

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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

Schools Bookings

For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 8839 3308 or email education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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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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Dates and Times:

School Performances

Thursday 27 May 2021 at 11am
Friday 28 May 2021 at 11am
Monday 31 May 2021 at 11am
Tuesday 1 June 2021 at 11am
Wednesday 2 June 2021 at 11am

General Public Performances

Saturday 29 May 2021 at 7pm (Opening Night)
Friday 4 June 2021 at 7pm
Saturday 5 June 2021 at 2pm & 7pm


50 minutes with no interval.

All school performances will include an additonal 20 minute Q&A following the performance.

Ticket Prices

Concession $32
30 & Under $28
18 & Under $25
Concession $35
30 & Under $31
18 & Under $27
Groups 8 +*

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