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Century presents

Sam Bowden Don't Panic! (It's Happened Before)

Century presents

Sam Bowden Don't Panic! (It's Happened Before)

Julius Caesar staged a coup when they wouldn’t re-elect him. People thought the black plague was a Jewish conspiracy against personal freedoms. The first gender-affirming surgery was performed in 1930 in Berlin before... well, you know how that one goes. The point is that this has all happened before, Again, and again, and again.

This is a show about history repeating itself and how you're not actually crazy. We are living through major historical events. But don't let it get you down, this isn't doom porn. Don't panic! It's happened before.

It’s all gonna be ok, even if we aren’t.

'When someone is this good, one hour is not enough.' Brisbane Stage

'Storytelling chops for days.' The Sydney Morning Herald

Suitable for audiences 15+

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