Terror Australis


Video Design // Theatre (2015)

10-13 December 2015
Brisbane Powerhouse

Adelaide Fringe Festival

Audience favourite Leah Shelton is back with a hot mess of jewel-encrusted gore, lip-synch, pole-dance and black comedy.

Take a trip through a sunburnt country where cars rule, hitchhiking kills and dingoes eat babies. Inspired by pulp mags, film noir, Oz-ploitation films, Kings Cross, Wolf Creek and Quentin Tarantino, there is something for every pop-culture and sub-culture aficionado.

Part live-art happening and part cabaret, this wild and irreverent performance melds comedy, neo-burlesque and physical performance, and ponders fear and loathing in the great southern land.

Rehearsal Photography by optikal bloc


Created by // Leah Shelton
Video Designer // optikal bloc
Sound Design // Kenneth Lyons
Lighting Designer // Jason Glenwright
Dramaturgical assistance // Daniel Evans
Voiceovers / Stories // Margi Brown Ash, Scott Wright & Leon Cain
Producing assistance // Liesel Zink


Matilda Awards 2016 – Best Set Design
Matilda Awards 2016 nomination – Best AV Design
Adelaide Fringe 2016 – Best Theatre Commendation
Adelaide Fringe 2016 – John Chataway Innovation Award
Adelaide Fringe 2016 – The Advertiser Hitlist – Best Cabaret


Pulpshow is a wild and spectacular multimedia delight that lampoons many classic Aussie icons.” RADIO ADELAIDE

This show makes a chillingly effective use of lighting, sound and projection to create a bizarre, thoroughly exciting visual nightmare. Gruesome, beautiful images are splashed across the hanging white sheets of a Hills Hoist, whilst the incessant thrum of insects plays in the background. One of the most successful scenes involves looping footage of a car dashboard idling along back road in the middle of nowhere, while a voiceover recalls their run-in with a potential murderer. It is very engaging, not to mention thrilling to see such inspired mix of visual imagery and setting.” RIP IT UP