Would you take a lie detector test with a room full of strangers?

Using real biometric sensors and live voting systems, TRUTHMACHINE seeks out truth in a world of fake news and alternative facts. The polygraph machine used to be regarded as a legal instrument, but today we think we can cheat. Let’s see if your heart rate can lie as effectively as our leaders can.

TRUTHMACHINE is our multi-award winning new social experiment, touring in 2019.

"A truly atmospheric experience" - This is Radelaide

"The technology is state of the art" - Broadway World



Adelaide, SA
19 FEB - 3 MAR
Adelaide Fringe

Caloundra, QLD
26 & 27 AUG
Horizon Festival - BOOK NOW!

Brisbane, QLD
10 - 21 SEP
Brisbane Festival - BOOK NOW!

Melbourne, VIC
22 - 29 SEP
Melbourne Fringe - BOOK NOW!

+ more dates announced soon


Best Film, Digital & Interactive Work
Adelaide Fringe Award 2019

Hong Kong Tour Ready Award
Let's Be Together Arts Festival 2019

Melbourne Tour Ready Award
Melbourne Fringe 2019

Adelaide Fringe Innovation Grant
Adelaide Fringe Artists Fund 2019


directed by Nathan Sibthorpe
sound design by Mike Willmett
software design by Clinton Freeman
technical design by John Felmingham & Christine Felmingham
production design by Sarah Winter
performance by Paige Poulier
voices by Lucas Stibbard, Kylie Stephenson, Kate O'Sullivan & Paul Davies
additional collaborators: Toby Martin, Sean Dowling

imagery by Sean Dowling & Kate O'Sullivan
model: Xanthe Jones

Truthmachine is produced by Metro Arts
Special thanks to Matt Seery, Jo Thomas, Shani Gould & Verity Woodford


Truthmachine is produced by Metro Arts and co-presented by RCC Fringe.

Counterpilot is supported by the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund via the Adelaide Fringe Innovation Grant.

Counterpilot is supported through the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.



TRUTHMACHINE is available to tour.
For any enquiries, please contact Nathan Sibthorpe.