A moment in time for children who ride in prams, and the adults who push them.
A celebration of community, Pram People rolls out the red carpet for every pram, big or small.
Pram users assemble en masse, following curious and wonderful prompts through headphones, secret messages and even other participants. Performers delight and intrigue, adding to the fun as families weave amongst and around each other.
Pram People offers a playful and welcoming approach to community participation through joyful movement and connection, using the most universal of vehicles – the pram. Hilarious, serious and surprisingly moving, this immersive, colourful spectacle reclaims the pram as an asset to public space and society as a whole.
“I loved that the performance was not gendered. A lot of parenting stuff is all about ‘mums and dads’ which, as a non-binary parent makes me feel really excluded and invisible. This was a lovely change.” Parent
- Adult participants will be given headphones to wear during the experience.
- Pram People is wheelchair accessible for participants (location dependent).
Original Creative Team
- Director: Emily Tomlins
- Choreographer: Martin del Amo
- Composer and sound design: Lachlan MacLeod
- Sound design consultant: Steph O’Hara
- Designer: Jen Tran
- Design assistant: Jacqueline Tran
- Original cast: Nick Barlow, Alice Qin, Afsaneh Torabi
- Production manager: Rosie Pidd
- Stage manager: Kaite Head
- Producer: Julie Wright
- Community collaborators: The Venny, Carlton Primary School, Flemington Primary School, ArtPlay
Pram People premiered in 2022 at Melbourne Museum, as part of Melbourne Fringe.
Selected Touring History
- Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- Premiere: Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne Museum, VIC, Australia
The development of Pram People was supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, and the City of Melbourne through the Arts and Creative Investment Partnership fund and ArtPlay.
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