Darwin’s Reptilia


Darwin’s Reptilia

  • 15-26 Nov 23 Downstairs Theatre
  • Approx. 90 Minutes (No Interval)

Darwin’s Reptilia

by Charlie Falkner
Directed by Samantha Young

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 15-26 Nov 23
  • Duration Approx. 90 Minutes (No Interval)
  • Accessibility
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  • Content warning

    This production includes sexual references, references to drug use, smoking, violence, the use of coarse language and strobe lighting.

    Should you wish to speak to speak to a member of staff regarding running times, content warnings or any other show related queries, our box office can be contacted on 02 9699 3444.

  • Produced by
    • JackRabbit Productions

In the pool area of a run-down motel, Darwin Australia, a motley crew of five characters contemplate the bizarre circumstances that led them there. It’s the height of summer and the small-city has been overrun by a once in a lifetime crocodile infestation, leaving the group confined to the dull and tedious setting of The Palms Motel.

Cooped up with no direction, Ren, Flick, John and Declan become more impulsive and agitated as the days drag on, increasingly resembling the reptilian threat that surrounds them. As an impending sense of doom approaches, each character must attempt to find direction out of aimless chaos.

On the back of a staged reading at New York City’s IRT theatre, Darwin’s Reptilia is an exploration of human instinct and impulse in an increasingly chaotic world.

WHAT IS 25A? 25A is a Belvoir initiative to support the artists of the future. It has been made by independent and emerging artists. They have produced and marketed it themselves. They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free. Their task is to make a show for less than $2500. Thanks for supporting the artists of the future.


  • Full price (adult) $25
  • Previews $20

25A Tickets

Tickets to 25A productions are $25 and Previews are $20. Tickets are available online and at the door.



  • Charlie Falkner
  • Samantha Young
  • Cast

  • Danny Ball
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    Danny Ball is an actor, writer and producer. He grew up in Melbourne to Italian-Australian parents before moving to Sydney, graduating from NIDA with a BFA (Acting). Previous theatre credits include The Italians and Darwin’s Reptilla (Belvoir 25a). Other theatre credits include Loaded (Malthouse Theatre), Cleansed (Old Fitz), The Making of Sasha Fein (ARA Theatre), […]

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  • Zoe Jensen
  • Mathew Lee 
  • Leilani Loau
  • Ainslie McGlynn
  • Creatives

  • Saint Clair
    Co-Producer & Lighting Designer
  • Contessa Treffone
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    After graduating NIDA in 2012, Contessa has had an extensive career in theatre. Her theatre credits include; TRIPLE X (STC/QT), DEATH OF A SALESMAN (STC), DEEP BLUE SEA (STC), FULLY COMMITTED (Ensemble Theatre), LORD OF THE FLIES (STC), ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE (Redline Productions), HARP IN THE SOUTH: PART ONE & TWO (STC), TOP GIRLS […]

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  • Ruth Arnold
    Set & Costume Designer
  • Hewett Cook
    Composer / Sound Designer
    Dialect Coach
  • Alex Liang
    Stage Manager