Tantrum Youth Arts to launch first production after Surfest: Diving off the Edge of the World

TANTRUM Youth Arts, formerly  known as Tantrum Theatre, will launch its first major production for the year this weekend on the back of the six-star surfing competition.

Tantrum received a $14,500 community investment grant from Orica Kooragang Island to stage the show, called Diving off the Edge of the World. 

During the summer school holidays, the 12- to 26-year-olds rehearsed at the Canoe Pool next to Newcastle Ocean Baths.

The Canoe Pool, which  used to be called the Mariners’ Pool, famously featured a large map of the world which was damaged in a storm and removed in the late 1960s.

Tantrum has used the pool map as inspiration for the show.

Performers will reconstruct the continents from the map, as well as perform a group choral piece on the bleachers and synchronised swimming piece. 

■Diving off the Edge of the World is on at Newcastle Ocean Baths on February 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 8pm. Cost is $35 for adults, $25 for concession. Go online to www.stickytickets.com.au to book tickets.

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