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Back to Back Theatre x Tantrum Youth Arts


RADIAL is Back to Back Theatre’s collaborative film-making process resulting in a portrait of a community in motion. The project has toured the world, making films with communities in Dundee, Berlin, Gold Coast and Geelong.

With the generous support of Beyond Bank and Civic Theatre, Tantrum’s Accelerate Ensemble teamed up with Back to Back Theatre to create RADIAL Newcastle as part of 2022’s New Annual.


Filmed using a circular camera track, RADIAL films a continuous sequence of action and movement, whilst capturing the surrounding landscapes, combined with intimate depictions of single individuals in space.

RADIAL Newcastle captures Tantrum’s Accelerate Ensemble playing, dreaming, dressing up, and telling jokes, while they move in iconic Newcastle locations: The Station, Fort Scratchley, Newcastle City Library, and the stage at the Civic Theatre. Filmed on 23rd, 24th, and 25th September during the first three days of New Annual.

RADIAL Newcastle premiered on 2nd October at a special event at the Civic Theatre, hosted by Tantrum, and co-presented by the members of Accelerate Ensemble.

Selected Credits

Co-presented by Back to Back Theatre, Tantrum Youth Arts, Civic Theatre Newcastle

Original Concept Bruce Gladwin, Rhian Hinkley & Tamara Searle

Performed by Tantrum’s Accelerate Ensemble
 Amber Tull, Angela Kowalski, Jaye Cutting, Montana Blair, Nathan Dunning, Savannah Bailey

and from Theatre of Speed
Ben Oakes

Director Ingrid Voorendt

Editor Jiang Naizhong

Sound Soup (Thomas) Campbell

Production Manager Dans Maree Sheehan

Producer Nikki Watson

Project Mentor Ben Oakes

Camera Assist Zia Sadeqi

Costume Design Bonnie Tipper

Videography Philip Einwick

Accelerate Ensemble Lead Artist Hannah Armstrong

Creative Director, Tantrum Youth Arts Penelope (Nel) Kentish

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