Taking Liberty

DateSeptember 16 2023 - October 01 2023
Time2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LocationWA Maritime MuseumFremantle

The WA Museum in collaboration with THEATRE 180 presents one of the greatest moments in Australian sporting history – the defeat of Liberty by Australia II in the 1983 America’s Cup.

In an epic, against-the-odds finish to a best-of-seven race, Skipper John Bertrand led his crew to turn the tide from a 3-1 deficit in race five and claim victory in a nail-biting decider, one of the biggest comebacks in sporting history.

Combining the excitement of live theatre against a cinematic backdrop, Taking Liberty by Ingle Knight celebrates the moment in time which defined a nation and gave international prominence to our cultural identity and fighting spirit, ending America’s 132-year dominance of the sport in what became known as the Race of the Century.

A story of enormous national significance: one of grit, perseverance, technological innovations, and the athleticism of those who changed the course of history.