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April 4 to 15 2018
Welcome to Sameville
  • Mon 9 Apr 2018

    Wed 11 Apr 2018
  • Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Theatre Family World premiere

Welcome to Sameville | Shock Therapy Productions (AUS)

You are about to enter a weird and wacky world called Sameville, Utopia on show!

Take a guided tour of a very peculiar autonomous utopian regime. In 'Sameville', you'll find yourself right in the middle of the action, surrounded by people who dress the same, move the same, and act the same. You'll meet several colourful characters and discover the truth about this mysterious place.

Welcome to Sameville is an immersive and interactive theatrical experience that explores democracy, human rights, personal empowerment and freedom of expression.

A world where Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl meet George Orwell and Aldous Huxley.

Welcome to Sameville is brought to life by Queensland’s Shock Therapy Productions.


  • Recommended for ages 8+.
  • Performances with Auslan translation available at 5.40pm and 8pm on Tuesday 10 April.
  • Show duration is 70 minutes.
  • Show capacity is 80 people per performance.

About the creators:
Founded in 2015 by Sam Foster and Hayden Jones, Shock Therapy Productions is now one of the leading performing arts companies based on the Gold Coast.

Commissioned by City of Gold Coast and Festival 2018.

Mon 9 Apr 2018 — Wed 11 Apr 2018
Mon 9 Apr, 05:30pm - 06:30pm
Mon 9 Apr, 08:00pm - 09:00pm
Tue 10 Apr, 05:40pm - 06:50pm
Tue 10 Apr, 08:00pm - 09:10pm
Wed 11 Apr, 05:40pm - 06:50pm
Wed 11 Apr, 08:00pm - 09:10pm
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

-28.028072, 153.4343613

Old Burleigh Road
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.

Please refer to the detailed event information on the left for event-specific details on performances for The Whale’s Tale, The Lost Lending Library, Welcome to Sameville, Emil and the Detectives and The Listies Go For Bronze with Auslan translation.


Sam Foster and Hayden Jones, Written and Directed

Alex Podger, Design Guy Webster, Sound Design

Jason Glenwright, Lighting Design

Sean Genders, Make-up/ Prosthetic Design

Dylan Evans, Photographer

Welcome to Sameville is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Shock Therapy Productions is supported by the City of Gold Coast through the Arts and Culture Accelerated Funding.

Presenting partner of Broadbeach