**Unfortunately, Anna K’s performance on Monday 15 August has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. All ticket holders have been notified and will receive an email update in the coming days about their tickets**

 

They can’t bring you down. You can fight. For what you believe. For who, and what, you love.

 

It takes a lifetime to build a career with integrity and a single tweet to unravel it. Anna Kay, top rated television journalist, mother and wife is now a news subject herself, and the haters are piling on. Her decision to leave her marriage and pursue a passionate affair with a recent source incites the wrath of the masses and threatens her credibility, all as she prepares to break the biggest story of her career. Truth at all costs, but best stay in your lane.

Starring Caroline Craig (UnderbellyBlue Heelers), directed by Carissa Licciardello, and written by Suzie Miller (Prima Facie starring Jodie Comer recently on London’s West End), Anna K weaves a breakneck story of romance, power, and tenacity. In a world promising equality and autonomy, why isn’t the fight over?

 

SUZIE MILLER'S ANNA K SCRIPT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER
Purchase it from Currency Press here.

 

"Anna K is an interrogation of how women in public roles are attacked by hostile voices intent on silencing them. In high profile positions women are exposed to significantly more negative criticism than men in the same positions, and furthermore endure violently sexualised online comments and messages intended to intimidate and shame them. The gendered nature of these not only act as a force to destroy women at the top of their game, but are also dire warnings to other women seeking to occupy similarly high profile roles in the media, politics and other spaces. While Anna K is inspired by Tolstoy, I am instead interested in a feminist interrogation."
— Suzie Miller, Playwright
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"[Miller's writing is] exceptional well-crafted quality"
— ArtsHub (for Prima Facie)

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse is supported by COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund - an Australian Government initiative.

Image: Kristian Gehradte

Partners

Suzie Miller Writer
Carissa Licciardello Director
Callan Colley CAST
Caroline Craig CAST
Louisa Mignone CAST
Anna Cordingley SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Paul Jackson LIGHTING DESIGNER
Joe Paradise Lui SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER
Brigid Gallacher VOICE ARTIST
Jing-Xuan Chan Voice Artist
Lyndie Li Wan Po STAGE MANAGER
Cointha Walkeden ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
BESEN PLACEMENT (DIRECTING) /

Malith Wijayawardhana

BESEN PLACEMENT (COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN) /

Grace Ferguson

BESEN PLACEMENT (LIGHTING DESIGN) /

Harrie Hogan

VCA INTERN (STAGE MANAGEMENT) /

Jenny Le

INTIMACY CHOREOGRAPHER /

Cessalee Stovall

VOCAL COACH /

Suzanne Heywood

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Relaxed Performance

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS 7.30pm Fri 12 Aug, 7.30pm Sat 13 Aug, 6.30pm Mon 15 Aug, 6.30pm Tue 16 Aug
OPENING NIGHT 7.30pm Wed 17 Aug
MATINEES 2pm Sat 20 Aug, 2pm, Sat 27 Aug, 2pm Sat 3 Sep
TIME TO TALK 6.30pm, Tue 23 Aug
RELAXED PERFORMANCE 7.30pm, Thu 25 Aug

Location

Merlyn Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

WARNINGS /

This production uses haze effects and contains mild coarse language and partial nudity. No animals are harmed in this production. For more detailed information, see our full list of content warnings here.

DURATION /

Approx. 90 minutes (no interval)

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