Photo: Matt Scott

Archipelago Productions is a new Australian screen and stage company, taking as its inspiration the beguiling and beautiful spread of islands that is lutruwita/Tasmania. 


Diverse in history, accessibility, scale and geography, this unique island cluster inspires projects that speak to a wide range of audiences through a variety of media. 

Projects Currently Booking

Masque of the Red Death

By Edgar Allen Poe

Part gothic fable, part rave at the end of the world...

Partners: MONA FOMA, Salamanca Wharf Hotel

Set in an opulent abbey during a rampant blood plague, Prince Prospero seals himself inside with a thousand friends to party until death burns itself out, and it becomes safe to return to the habitable world. But their plans disintegrate when a mysterious visitor crashes the party, and their haven becomes a tomb. Poe's influential and timely short story is a sumptuous warning for our era.

Building on the recent success of the 2020 The Bleeding Tree and Venus and Adonis season, which played to capacity houses, the creative team would reassemble for a follow up production.The Masque of the Red Death will be a bespoke music-theatre event. 

Projects in Post-Production

Past the Shallows

Stage and Film

Development Partner: Arts Tasmania Ten Days on the Island

Past the Shallows shows us the other Tasmania, the cold and harsh Tasmania of late last century, isolated, and extraordinary, where beauty and hardship reign, where an apple from an outcast can be the kindness that saves a child.  For a day. 


Favel’s writing is regularly compared to Cormac McCarthy, and Past the Shallows has found a perennial place on Australia’s HSC syllabus.  

An instant Australian classic, selling 50,000 copies last year alone.  Her work is spare, precise, unflinching.  Archipelago has developed a stage adaptation by Julian Larnach with Ben Winspear, and the support of Arts Tasmania.

Projects under development

Living Underground


Co-producer: Polaris Pictures

Supporters: Hobart City Council & RANT

Photo: Sophia Bender

Women of Troy

Theatre Production

Partners: TBC

Token Love


Partners: TMAG, TSO, Katie Noonan



Writer: Willoh S Weiland

Your generosity, no matter what amount, will help ensure we can continue to build works, develop ideas, pay our artists and ensure Archipelago's future. Your contribution is not tax deductible but it will be acknowledged on our website and printed performance programs. Islet (<$250), Haven ($250+), Shelter ($500+) and Sanctuary ($1,000+) 


We sincerely thank you for your gift and for making a difference!

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