A Sunburnt History: The First Fleet, at Melbourne International Comedy Festival


Proud to be working with the team from A Sunburnt History on their Social Media in the lead up to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Don’t miss this show.


Celebrating the 225th

ASH - The First Fleet

anniversary of The First

Fleet and following an

oversold 2012 season, A

Sunburnt History is back

with a brand new show that

explores the beginnings of

modern-day Australia as it

actually happened.


Over 60 fast-paced, frantic

minutes Nicholas Waxman

and Charlie Ranger will bring to life dozens of historical figures, direct from the

pages of history, exploring the amazing, embarrassing and unbelievable facts

surrounding our nation’s earliest years.


Welcome to a world where female convicts were more depraved than the

men, where no-one, not even the Governor, Arthur Phillip, knew when a

convict had completed their sentence and where the fleet’s destination was

the Government’s last resort. A Sunburnt History revels in the opportunity to

delve into the multitude of disasters that marred the early years of our great

nation, the many repercussions of which we still feel today.


Many Australians know the story of ‘the biggest single overseas migration the

world had ever seen’, but not the details about what taking 1500 people to the

end of the earth was truly like. Audiences can expect an informative, laughout-

loud tale that will shed light on how Australia became the nation it is



A Sunburnt History img

If you think you know your ancestry, think again.

“If only all history lessons were as flat-out entertaining”

Herald Sun ****

“Excellent… Brilliant…Comedy gold”

The Pun ****




Venue:  Trades Hall, Quilt Room

Dates:  28 March –  7 April (not Mondays)

Tickets:  $22 full, $18 concession, $16 Tightarse Tuesday, $18 Group 5+, $18 Laugh Pack

Times:  09:45pm

Bookings:  Ticketmaster, At the door

PRESS CONTACT:  Charlie Ranger, 0408 455 978, cranger3@gmail.com

PRODUCER: Australian Classical Theatre.


Charlie Ranger and Nicholas Waxman
Charlie Ranger and Nicholas Waxman


Melbourne Comedy Festival Media Contact:

TS Publicity on (03) 9419 8837

Tatia Sloley – M 0403 305 395 E tatia@tspublicity.com.au

Mary Thompson – M 0415 745 910 E mary@tspublicity.com.au

Published by Emma Lovell

My name is Emma. Owner and Director of Lovelly Communications, I specialise in Personal Branding and key messaging. I'm also the Australian representative for Take me to India, a luxury boutique travel company in India. I feel blessed to run businesses that give me the freedom to follow my true passion, travel! I'm happiest when I'm having new experiences. Whether it's a new cafe down the road, a bucket list item like Everest Base Camp or seeing friends in another city, I truly love travelling! So please join me in my many adventures across my many sites. And please do contact me for information on any of the above!

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