The Kick & Push Festival presents: Return of the Megafauna by Bad New Days

Performance times: August 17 to 20, 2022 @ 4pm
Rehearsal Hall
The Kick & Push Festival


Return of the Megafauna by Bad New Days Theatre Co.

Return of The Megafauna - a promenade-style physical theatre piece featuring large-scale puppetry - invites the audience to rediscover a familiar public space as they encounter a family of prehistoric Sloths moving through the landscape.

Scientists are very close to de-extincting some prehistoric animals, mixing the surviving DNA with their closest living relative to create hybrid creatures. What sounds like science fiction is quickly becoming fact, and Return of The Megafauna encourages us to pause and consider the ethical, ecological ramifications of such actions.

Return of The Megafauna is part of a series of new Bad New Days works in development that use our signature brand of physical theatre and puppetry to explore ethical, speculative ecological futures through the lens of Posthumanism*. The mandate of our Posthuman research is to propose utopian, rather than dystopian, images of the future. We are tired of fiction that shows us how bad things can get. We want to speculate about a better future, a future where humans and all life forms can coexist in a non-exploitative, mutually sustainable relationship.


Showtimes: August 17 - 20, 2022 @ 4pm.

Buy tickets today!

The Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning is a proud sponsor of The Kick & Push Festival!


About Bad New Days:

Since 2014, Bad New Days has established a unique presence in Canadian theatre creating visually bold and physically innovative theatrical works that explore the complexity of the human condition through a volatile blend of lightness and gravity, drawing from the theatrical traditions of the past and re-imagining them in a contemporary aesthetic context. Our aesthetic is self-consciously ‘theatrical’. We sometimes refer to it as 'theatre of gesture', or 'visual theatre', but we really just think of it as theatre. We acknowledge our debt to 'popular' theatrical forms, the 'fairground theatre', the grotesque, the absurd & the uncanny. Return of The 

For more information, please visit


The Kick & Push is an annual theatre festival of innovative performances first established in 2015 and based in Kingston. It includes a Fringe programming stream, as well as interesting, fun and sometimes challenging works by award-winning Canadian artists. For more information, please visit the Kick & Push Festival website:

Follow The Kick & Push Festival on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube: @thekickandpush