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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    17 Feb – 12 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    Approx. 1 hour, 20 mins (no interval)

  • WARNING /

    Contains strong coarse language, use of theatrical smoke, drug references, sexual content, and language and imagery that may be of sensitivity to audience members, including LGBTIQA+ audience members and people of particular ethnocultural and religious groups

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences 18+. This show is NOT suitable for children

Season 2017

The Homosexuals, or 'Faggots'

17 FEBRUARY – 12 MARCH 2017

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Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    17 Feb – 12 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    Approx. 1 hour, 20 mins (no interval)

  • WARNING /

    Contains strong coarse language, use of theatrical smoke, drug references, sexual content, and language and imagery that may be of sensitivity to audience members, including LGBTIQA+ audience members and people of particular ethnocultural and religious groups

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences 18+. This show is NOT suitable for children

Faggot (noun):
1/ A ball or roll of seasoned chopped liver, baked or fried
2/ A bundle of sticks bound together as fuel
3/ Pejorative term for a male homosexual

Warren and Kim are happily married—or as happily ‘married’ as two rich, white gay men in Australia can be. Perusing a dinner menu at a pub one night, they are mortally offended by the dinner special: ‘Faggots—with mashed potato and gravy.’

Flash forward one month. Warren and his best friend Diana are preparing for a party in highly offensive costumes when they are surprised by an unexpected guest: a highly offend-able social media activist. To survive this night with their PC reputations intact, these homosexuals will have to negotiate a moral minefield (in heels).

The stakes couldn’t be higher with an important business deal on the table, not to mention Warren and Kim’s million dollar mortgage. The result is a farce of epic proportions.

As one-half of queer theatre outlaws Sisters Grimm, playwright Declan Greene (I Am A Miracle, Calpurnia Descending) has made his name toying with the subversive. With The Homosexuals, he takes the comedy of errors and lets it swerve across the road like a drunken driver, creating a howlingly funny hour of blistering satire that deals equally vicious blows to left and right wing hypocrisy.

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To discuss any of the applicable warnings, please contact Malthouse Theatre on 03 9685 5111 or email boxoffice@malthousetheatre.com.au.

WE ARE GOING TO BE HERE TO SEE THE START
 OF THE PARADE, WE DON’T GO TO THE PARTY, WE GENERALLY HAVE AN EARLY NIGHT, BUT I AM SURE EVERYONE WHO DOES WILL HAVE A GOOD TIME.

– MALCOLM TURNBULL ON SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS 2016
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BY / Declan Greene
DIRECTION / Lee Lewis
CAST INCLUDES / Mama Alto, Simon Burke, Simon Corfield, Genevieve Lemon, Lincoln Younes

SET & COSTUME DESIGN /
 Marg Horwell
LIGHTING DESIGN / Trent Suidgeest
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION / Steve Toulmin
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR / Charles O'Grady
STAGE MANAGER / Rhianne Perrie

Season Pass Ticket Prices

ALL PERFORMANCES
Standard / $50
Senior / $45
Concession / $40 
Under 30s & Students / $30

Single Ticket Prices

IN SEASON
Standard / $69
Senior / $64
Concession / $49 
Under 30s & Students / $35

PREVIEW
Standard / $59
Senior / $54
Concession / $45 
Under 30s & Students / $35

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEWS
7.30pm, Friday 17 February
7.30pm, Saturday 18 February
6.30pm, Monday 20 February
6.30pm, Tuesday 21 February

OPENING NIGHT
7.30pm, Wednesday 22 February

TIME TO TALK
6.30pm, Tuesday 28 February

AUSLAN INTERPRETED PREFORMANCE
7.30pm, Friday 10 March

TACTILE TOUR & AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
5pm, Sunday 12 March

* Download Audio Described Performance Audio Introduction

Program

  • Read the program online on Issuu.
  • Download the program as a pdf.

Time To Talk

WHEN / Directly following the performance at 6.30pm, Tuesday 28 February
DURATION / Approx 1 hour
PANEL GUESTS / Matthew Lutton, Declan Greene, cast of The Homosexuals
COST / Free

On the blog

Season 2017 / A knock-out start to the year

Congratulations to our artists, casts and co-producing partners on a tremendous start to Season 2017!

Production partners and supporters

A co-production with Griffin Theatre Company.

Key image photography by Zan Wimberley.