Vandemonian Lags


Based on the songs from Founders-Storylines, this stage musical played to packed houses in Hobart Launceston and Adelaide. Featuring the irrepressible Brian Nankervis and Tim Rogers as a couple of colonial comperes, the show featured 21 songs delivered with gusto by a great line-up of Aussie favourites. Simulcast live and released as a feature film in December 2013.

Excellent stuff. A really great piece. Well conceived and brilliantly executed.
Nick Batzias, Madman Entertainment

Vandemonian Lags has broken the shackles of the convict stain and liberated the stories of our convict ancestors.
Ross Latham, Tasmanian State Archivist


  • ABC Album of the Week 2013
  • Named in the Top 10 Stage Shows in Australia for 2013
  • Official Selection for Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Producers Steve Thomas
Catherine Pettman
Writers Steve Thomas
Mick Thomas
Directors Tania Bosack
Steve Thomas
Musical Director Mick Thomas