8 – 10 July 2021 I’ve Been Meaning To Ask You Created by The Good Room

Canberra Youth Theatre and The Street present a Critical Stages Touring Production.

Why do you have to go to work? How come adults drink to have fun? Is 50 too old to learn to surf? What was life like before the Internet?

They asked. You answered. The next generation is about to drop some truths… and the mic!

Performed inside a theatre-turned-playground-turned-battleground, this is a riotous theatrical experience full of questions asked by young people, and answered by adults.

Watch as age collides with experience in a revealing one-hour-tell-all that combines anonymous experiences with high-impact video design. Adults take a back seat as a powerful panel of 9-13 year olds tackle the answers they receive to the questions they’ve always wanted to know.

Built in collaboration with and performed by local young people from across Canberra, I’ve Been Meaning To Ask You brings audiences both young and old together to tackle the big (and little) questions that life throws at us.


Miley Anthony
Ania Carloff
Harrison de Bijl
Elliot de Plater
Orlando Dove
Kyra Holzheimer
Tara Kongahage
Siya Lyu
Francis McNally Ristevski
Harrison Noble
Mia Priddle
Sienna Radulovich
Reuben Reynolds
Elbe Sefian
Laura Selmes
Alex Spencer
Spencer Sutton

Creative team

Director Daniel Evans
Resident Director Cienda McNamara
Key Creatives Facilitator Nathan Sibthorpe
Key Creatives Amy Ingram & Nathan Sibthorpe
Producer Amy Ingram
Designer Jonathan Hindmarsh
Lighting Design Jason Glenwright
Composer/Sound Design Dane Alexander
Sound Associate Mike Willmett
Video Design Craig Wilkinson (Optikal Bloc)
Choreography Nerida Matthaei
Stage Manager Jeremy Gordon

Original Young Person Producer Annette Box
Original Costume Design Madeline Taylor

Photograph by Dylan Evans

Generously supported by:


Book online

Phone: 0262471223


Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm
Saturday 3:00pm


The Street Theatre
15 Childers Street, Canberra


Full $29
Under 18 $23
Group (4+) $23
Preview $18

Suitable for

Age 9+ School Years 4–12


60 minutes , no interval