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Performance dates & times

Monday 23 Nov
6:30 PM
Tuesday 24 Nov
6:30 PM
Wednesday 25 Nov
6:30 PM
Friday 27 Nov
6:30 PM
Saturday 28 Nov
1:00 PM

Pre-recorded events start at the above times, but you can watch the show via the link in your E-ticket until midnight AEDT. Please make sure you pre-book your ticket in advance of the start time.


Running Time 30 minutes

Price range

Choose Your Price
$15.00 recommended for waged audiences

Tickets are available for purchase via Melbourne Fringe. Choose Your Price at time of booking, or select the Pay After price type to pay what you feel after the event.

Booking fees are not applicable to Choose Your Price events, however other fees and charges may apply.

A show about big things too small to be seen.

Chance, family, history, genetics, biology and destiny are explored through three captivating stories by David Williams.

A retired medical laboratory scientist collects electron microscope slides of blood cells, bacteria and viruses, and seeks the perfect ratio for developing enlargements of electron microscope photos.

A man writes a genetic watch list; things to monitor as he enters middle age - hemochromatosis, glaucoma, gout, heart disease and a rejection of the antimalarial drug Primaquine.

A young boy is diagnosed with a rare genetic abnormality of unknown origin and of “uncertain clinical significance” but huge personal significance.

All small things, but not to be underestimated.


About the Artist

David Williams is a leading Australian theatre artist whose works open spaces for public conversation about political and social issues. He was the Curator of ATF2015, and his theatre works have won Helpmann, Green Room and Drovers’ Awards. David holds a PhD from UNSW, is an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, and is the director of Alternative Facts Pty Ltd.


Image: Smurf In Wanderland
Photography: Brett Boardman


Take Over! is a unique partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe. The program has commissioned and presented three exciting and ambitious world premieres annually from 2017 to 2019.

  • Melbourne Fringe 2020

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