Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.


Pram People

A moment in time for children who ride in prams, and the adults who push them.

A Pram People production photo. An adult wearing headphones smiles at their child, who they are holding. The child looks directly at the camera. Other adults wearing headphones and pushing prams decorated with colourful ribbons are visible in the background. Photographer: Theresa Harrison

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).
  • 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.


  • WestK Fun Fest, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong
  • Joondalup Festival, WA, Australia


  • Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


  • Premiere: Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne Museum, VIC, Australia

The original 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 Partnerships fund and ArtPlay.

The premiere season of Pram People (Hong Kong Edition) was co-presented and co-produced by WestK and Polyglot Theatre, and supported by the Victorian Government through the Creative Victoria International Engagement program. The development was assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

Logos: Australian Government RISE Fund; City of Melbourne; ArtPlay; Creative Victoria; Creative Australia.

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