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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    13 Jul – 12 Aug

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 17+

  • WARNING /

    Contains adult themes, sexual and drug references.

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

Season 2018

Melancholia

13 JUL – 12 AUG 2018

Single tickets on sale now. Book a Season Pass for the greatest savings and lots of extras.

Book season pass

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    13 Jul – 12 Aug

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 17+

  • WARNING /

    Contains adult themes, sexual and drug references.

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

BY LARS VON TRIER

On the night of her boisterous marriage—amid corsages, canapés and Clicquot—Justine quietly falls apart. The world will surely follow suit.

Justine’s sister Claire stages a lavish wedding party at a mansion in the mountains. As the fever dream of the wedding ceremony careens towards disaster, she is drawn to an innocuous red spot in the sky. That spot is the wayward planet Melancholia, on a collision course with Earth.

Lars von Trier’s epic cinematic masterpiece is reimagined for the stage by ground-breaking playwright Declan Greene. Matthew Lutton directs two extraordinary actors—Eryn Jean Norvill and Leeanna Walsman—as sisters in the wake of a wedding at the end of days.

THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT MIGHT JUST TURN OUT TO BE BEAUTIFUL 

— NEW YORK TIMES (MELANCHOLIA THE FILM)

BY / Lars von Trier
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY / Declan Greene
DIRECTION / Matthew Lutton
CAST INCLUDES / Maude Davey, Eryn Jean Norvill, Leeanna Walsman, Steve Mouzakis
SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Marg Horwell
LIGHTING DESIGN / Paul Jackson
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION / J. David Franzke

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEWS
7.30pm, Friday 13 July
7.30pm, Saturday 14 July
6.30pm, Monday 16 July
6.30pm, Tuesday 17 July

OPENING NIGHT
7.30pm, Wednesday 18 July

TIME TO TALK
6.30pm, Tuesday 24 July

A Malthouse Theatre production.

Key image photography by Zan Wimberley.