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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    6 – 14 Feb 

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    85 mins (no interval)

  • LATECOMERS /

    Doors open early. To ensure you don’t miss a second, please plan to be seated 5 minutes before the performance start time. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable time in the performance, and to a different seat if necessary.

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+ 

  • WARNING /

    Contains occasional coarse language & horror themes.

  • TRIGGERING CONTENT /

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

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Season 2018

Picnic at Hanging Rock

6 – 14 FEB 2018

Season Passes available now. Book a Season Pass for the greatest savings and lots of extras.

Book season pass

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    6 – 14 Feb 

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    85 mins (no interval)

  • LATECOMERS /

    Doors open early. To ensure you don’t miss a second, please plan to be seated 5 minutes before the performance start time. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable time in the performance, and to a different seat if necessary.

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+ 

  • WARNING /

    Contains occasional coarse language & horror themes.

  • TRIGGERING CONTENT /

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

  • Download / Program

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On a blistering summer’s day in 1900, four private school girls and a teacher venture up Hanging Rock. All but one vanish, never to be seen again. And so, the nightmare begins.

After sell-out seasons in Melbourne and Edinburgh, Matthew Lutton’s production of Picnic at Hanging Rock returns for a Malthouse Theatre encore before heading directly to the Barbican in London.

In this chilling adaptation, five school girls recount this enduring Australian mystery, that saw audiences screaming in their seats.  Joan Lindsay’s summer classic is more haunting than ever.

This production has been selected for the 2018 VCE Theatre Studies Playlist (Unit 3)

★★★★ AN EXPERIENCE DESIGNED TO BEGUILE

– HERALD SCOTLAND
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A PLAY BY / Tom Wright adapted from Joan Lindsay's novel
DIRECTION / Matthew Lutton
CAST INCLUDES / Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Arielle Gray, Amber McMahon, Elizabeth Nabben, Nikki Shiels
SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Zöe Atkinson
LIGHTING DESIGN / Paul Jackson
COMPOSITION / Ash Gibson Greig            
SOUND DESIGN / J. David Franzke

ON TOUR

Picnic at Hanging Rock plays at the Barbican, London from 21 to 24 February, 2018. Find out more.

PERFORMANCES

PREVIEW
6.30pm, Tuesday 6 February

OPENING NIGHT
7.30pm, Wednesday 7 February

7.30pm, Thursday 8 February
7.30pm, Friday 9 February
3pm & 7.30pm, Saturday 10 February
5pm, Sunday 11 February

6.30pm, Tuesday 13 February
3pm & 7.30pm, Wednesday 14 February

On the blog

JASON TAMIRU / The Yung Balug Perspective of Hanging Rock

Ahead of the 2018 Season of Picnic at Hanging Rock, producer Jason Tamiru shares the Yung Balug perspective on Hanging Rock and its living history.

Production partners and supporters

A Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company production. This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Key image photography by Pia Johnson.