Malthouse Theatre is a new work company, meaning that a lot of our productions are being written and rehearsed in-house before premiering on one of our stages.
A lot can change along the journey from concept to production, as scripts are rewritten, actors make offers, designers bring in new elements, and directors make big changes right up to opening night.
We publish content warnings for all our shows to give you an idea of what to expect, and we do our best to keep this information up-to-date throughout rehearsals as the show takes shape.
We do our best to warn you well in advance about what you’re about to see, but it’s important to be aware that things may change at the last minute.
You’ll find age recommendations and content warnings here on our website, pre-show emails, in your program and in the foyer on the night. If you do like to know what you’re in for, check back in here for the latest information.
If you have further questions, you can always email or call us before your visit, or speak to our box office and front of house teams on the night for more information or advice.
Education Bookings / if you would like to discuss any of these warnings further please contact Education Coordinator Alexandra Macalister-Bills / (03) 9685 5164 / email@example.com
BE ADVISED THAT THE BELOW CONTENT WARNINGS CONTAIN SPOILERS
BLOOD AND GORE /
There are moments of blood and extreme blood loss in the performance. The is blood on the son's face implying he has been in a fight and after the daughter loses her child, she has extreme blood loss on that is visible on her clothing and pooling on the floor.
The play deals with class as a central theme with the characters from both the lower and upper-middle classes making classist comments and remarks throughout the performance.
COARSE LANGUAGE /
There is coarse language used throughout the performance.
DRUG USE /
Drugs are referenced and used throughout the performance by the characters SON/JASON. There is a bong made of a Gatorade bottle and bags of Cocaine visibly shown on stage.
DYNAMIC SOUND /
Dynamic sound is used throughout the performance.
E-Cigarettes are used throughout the performance in place of Herbal or Tobacco-based cigarettes.
Explosion sound effects are used during the deconstruction of the house during the performance.
There are a few moments in the play where characters use homophobic slurs.
MALE NUDITY /
The character of Jason performs a striptease on stage for the audience, only revealing rear nudity.
PREGNANCY/CHILD LOSS /
In this performance, the character of Daughter loses her child in a blackout. It is implied that the child has been forcibly removed by way of a violent scream that occurs during the blackout. There will be extreme blood loss associated with the loss of the pregnancy. See above.
The family use casual racist language throughout the performance.
SEXUAL REFERENCES /
Suggestive language is used throughout the performance as well as a sexually suggestive scene in which two characters stuff a Christmas turkey.
There are moments of violence throughout the performance. There is a scene in which Gary appears with an Axe and the Daughter stabs a woman in the film that plays throughout.
There is a moment in which the character of Daughter vomits into a sink.