Have you ever wanted to change the past? Charlie Pilgrim has. And with the prototype of her time machine – The Mobius – ready for a test run, she was hoping to get her chance.

Unfortunately, starting up the machine has accidentally created a closed time loop that adds a new Charlie every twenty-four hours. With the population rising and group dynamics coming into play, things go from Interstellar to Lord of the Flies pretty fast. To save her soul, and prevent the universe from collapsing under the weight of a mounting series of mind bending paradoxes, Charlie is forced to do battle… with herself.

The ATYP Foundation Commissions invest in work for young people to perform. Developed by ATYP and published by Playlab, we are creating a canon of work for young actors aged between 10 and 13. This is your chances to see this exciting new Australian work before it goes on to be performed by schools and youth theatres around the country.

Season 2018

21 Nov to 1 Dec


See venue for details


70 minutes (no interval)


SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross


Recommended 8+


02 9270 2400

Winner 2017 ATYP Foundation Commission (10-13 year olds)

Cast & Creative Team

Rose Baird, Maliyan Blair, Stephanie Calia, Aria Ferris, Adelaide Kennedy, Sophie Lewis, Astra Milne, Daisy Millpark, Tobias Purcell, Carmen Rolfe, Callum Macgown, Lucinda Slattery, Noah Sturzaker, Eva Sutherland, Annabelle Szewcow, Mia Williams and Stanley Wills.

Sam O’Sullivan

Jane FitzGerald

Jena Prince

Isabel Hudson

Lighting Design
Emma Lockhart Wilson

Composer/Sound Design
Maddie Hughes

Sound Design Mentor
Steve Francis

Sound Design Mentor
Chrysoulla Markouli

Assistant Director
Abbie-Lee Lewis

Production and Stage Manager
Sorie Bangura

Assistant Stage Manager
Marvin Adler

Image Credit

Ella May

Luke Stambouliah

Justin Stambouliah

ATYP is proud to partner with Artology on this production.

Each year one of Artology‘s Fanfare winners is selected to create the sound design for the ATYP Foundation Commission production under the mentorship of award winning composer Steve Francis. The 2018 recipient is Maddie Hughes (WA) and she will help create the score for ATYP’s production Charlie Pilgrim (or a Beginner’s Guide to Time Travel)  Working alongside industry experts, her music will be professionally recorded and used for each performance of the season.

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