After three years in development, a remarkable ensemble of six extraordinary actors breathe life into 'Unprecedented', a landmark new Australian play by multi-award-winning playwright, Campion Decent.

“I don’t hold a hose, mate.”

Based on coronial inquiry reports, testimonials and submissions to the royal commission, including those infamous words of the former Prime Minister, Unprecedented stands as a rallying cry, an urgent theatrical work and powerful tribute to people fighting for their communities.

With heart and unexpected humour, the play speaks to the resilience of community, the long road to recovery, and the courage it will take to make change.

This major theatrical event is the companion work to Campion’s celebrated play Embers, which premiered at HotHouse Theatre in 2006.

See it locally first before it tours to fire affected communities around Victoria and NSW.

Unflinching. Unmissable. Unprecedented.

Blue Mountains Theatre presents
a HotHouse Theatre production
By Campion Decent
Directed by Karla Conway

Parental Guidance Recommended for under 15 years. Contains strong language, descriptions and references to bushfire and it’s impacts.


Group images of cast by Jasper Wood.



Unprecedented is supported by the Australian Government, Create NSW through the Rescue & Restart Program and was commissioned by HotHouse Theatre with the support of Playwriting Australia through the Ignition Program.


Campion Decent


Karla Conway


Beck Palmer

Production Design

Sophie Woodward

Lighting Design

Katie Sfetkidis

Sound Design/ Composer

Brendon Boney

Associate Producer First Nations

Tiffany Ward

Production Manager

Kofi Isaacs

Stage Manager

Steph Young

Technical Assistant

Jasper Wood

Community Support

Chris Pidd


Craig Alexander, Noel Hodda, Lisa Maza, Ari Maza Long, Rachel McNamara, Billy McPherson

Event and ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

Performance FRI 25 AUGUST 2023 - 7:30pm
Duration Approx. 100mins with no interval


Adult $49.00
Concession $45.00 - A valid concession card is required
Youth $30.00 - 18 years and under
Group $45.00 - Per person for groups of 6 or more
Booking fee $3.70 - A one-off booking fee applies per transaction. This is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.


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