Ten Tonne Sparrow presents

The Epic

By Finn O'Branagáin and Scott Sandwich

Dash back to the beginning as we retell and unpick myths, epic texts and really good stories from around the globe.

14 Mar – 15 Mar

The Epic is slam poetry without too much earnestness, it’s storytelling without being condescending. This is the theatre of way out tales as told by two irreverent and passionate storytellers. It’s all the best bits out of our historical literature libraries mixed in with little bits of pop culture. The Epic is a comparative studies lecture if the teachers wanted to re-enact everything with wide eyes and flailing arms. It’s a political discussion about cultural appropriation and ownership that isn’t pointing fingers…

Dash back to the beginning as we retell and unpick myths, epic texts and really good stories from around the globe. There's something for everyone in this sparky adventure through time.

The Epic is fun. Some of the stories are outrageous, some are freaky, ALL of them are EPIC: these are amazing and strange stories you’ll be sharing long after the show.

Recommended for ages 12+.


“The Epic is easily one of the most enjoyable shows I’ve seen this year; it’s charming, it’s educational and it’s joyously irreverent. The passion which these two performers have, for storytelling and the telling of those stories in particular is palpable, and their enjoyment in the retelling is infectious.”- The AU Review 

“The Epic is epic not only in the scope within each story, not only in the infectious enthusiasm brought to the stage by each performer, but also in the depth and breadth of the knowledge about how these tales fit into human and cultural experiences.”- Australian Stage 

“A pole-to-pole expedition in search of the world’s elemental epic stories, and an entertaining and illuminating journey it is.” - The West Australian

Images by Desmond Tan.

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Venue Information

Wollongong Town Hall, The Music Lounge


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Cast & Creative Team

Joe Lui

Tom Hogan

Desmond Tan

Finn O'Branagáin
Scott Sandwich


All tickets: $25

A per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings.

Performance Times
General Public:
Wed 14 Mar, 6.30pm
Thu 15 Mar, 11am

Includes Post-show Q&A:
Thu 15 March, 11am

Running Time
Approx. 1 hr 10 mins (no interval)

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