Our top picks for Season 2016

8 October 2015

This week we spoke to the Malthouse Theatre team about their favourite shows in Season 2016. Find out what we're most looking forward to and why...

Executive Producer & Co-CEO

War and Peace

'This is our first commission with Gobb Squad, a cool company from Berlin. I loved lots of their shows over the years and can't wait to work with them.'

Finance Manager

Picnic at Hanging Rock

'I still have an LP record of the original film panpipe soundtrack and I'm keen to see how it translates on stage.'

Development Coordinator

The Glass Menagerie

'It was the first professional play I remembering seeing in my high school days. How can you go wrong with faded debutante glory and a slow descent into madness?!'

Indigenous Projects

Blaque Showgirls

'Nakkiah Lui is one of the most exciting Indigenous playwrights coming out of Aboriginal Australia and it will be a great end to the year.'

Development Manager

The Fiery Maze

'I think the poetry of Dorothy Porter matched with the music of Tim Finn is an exceptional collaboration. Plus, I used to serve coffee to Dot at a café in Clifton Hill!'

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'It will definitely be our most controversial show of the year and it will spark some very interesting conversations.'

Head of Wardrobe

Meow Meow's Little Mermaid

'The costume and set design will be a lot of fun and Meow Meow is a stellar performer.'

Company Manager

Edward II

'It's going to be sexy, tragic and epic. I'm looking forward to the amazing imagery that Matthew Lutton will create.'

Operations Manager

Picnic at Hanging Rock

'I don’t really know why Picnic at Hanging Rock is so much a part of Australian history and I'm interested to know what its all about!'

Box Office Manager

The Events

'I’m looking forward to seeing how it tackles the search for understanding after a tragedy. It will also be interesting to see a different choir perform each night on the Merlyn stage.'

Are you as excited for Season 2016 as us? Click here to browse all Season 2016 productions.