Presented by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, the Victorian Government Department of Health & Human Services & VACCHO


Touring Victoria
18 July 2016 - 12 August 2016

“Always entertaining and so well done! The students always rave about you for a long time after. See you next year” – Teacher, Lakes Entrance Secondary College

One ute, two teenagers and a long road ahead. No looking back now.

Wyatt and Nella are 16 and from the middle of nowhere. Wyatt’s in love with a girl who doesn’t love him back and Nella just wants to escape from the small town gossip. Enter Cuz. He’s just got out of jail and knows a good time when he sees one. Desperate to fit in, Wyatt tags along with Nella and Cuz and together they pile into Cuz’s ute headed one way for Sydney. Nella’s got her heart set on the big smoke and a whole new life, Cuz has other ideas and Wyatt can’t help thinking they should all just turn back now.

NORTH WEST OF NOWHERE is the next instalment from the team behind the multi award-winning shows CHOPPED LIVER and BODY ARMOUR, which have been seen by almost 20,000 people in over 200 communities, schools and prisons across Australia.

NORTH WEST OF NOWHERE is raw, honest and takes a fresh approach to raising awareness of sexual health and the importance of respectful sexual relationships. Written specifically for secondary school audiences, young people will relate to Wyatt and Nella as they journey from their teenage dreams to proud young adults ready for the world.

More information is available on the NORTH WEST OF NOWHERE website

Supported by the Victorian Government through the Department of Health & Human Services.

Originally developed with support from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the EastWeb.



Writers Kamarra Bell-Wykes

Dramaturge John Romeril

Director Eva Grace Mullaley

Performers Jack Sheppard, Brandi Nelson & Jesse Butler

Set & Costume Designer Emily Barrie

Sound Designer James Henry

Choreographer Carly Sheppard

Stage Manager Brock Brocklesby

Health Facilitator Lenka Vanderboom



For information regarding future tours, please go to the Expressions of Interest page on the North West of Nowhere website

Or contact Lauren Bok Company Manager T: 03 9329 9097 E:


For Education Resources, please go to the Teachers section of the North West of Nowhere website


For images and a media release please visit the North West of Nowhere website

Or contact Iain Finlayson Development & Marketing Manager T: 03 9329 9097 E: