K-BOX

 

Lucy hasn’t been home in a while. But she's quit her job, dumped her boyfriend, and turned up on her adoptive parents' doorstep needing somewhere to crash. George and Shirley don't know what to do with their daughter. She's depressed, she's a mess, and she's stumbled across an old cardboard box that was once full of childhood memories but is now completely empty.

Lucy and her parents haven’t always seen eye to eye on everything, but when a K-Pop star mysteriously wanders into their lives and starts asking destabilising questions about her Korean roots, new fault lines are exposed in the family unit that become impossible to hide.

This award-winning comedy from Ra Chapman (Malthouse Artist in Residence) and starring Maude Davey (Melancholia, The Lockdown Monologues), Syd Brisbane (Because The Night), and newcomers Susanna Qian and Jeffrey Liu (JËVA), K-BOX brings humour, guts and hard truths to the suburban family dinner table.

"I want to share with audiences the wild ride it is to be a Korean adoptee and the joy and devastation and the impossible choices you are faced with, when you attempt to find something you’ve lost, while still wanting to hold onto what you have."
— Ra Chapman, Writer & Malthouse Artist in Residence

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse Theatre presents K-BOX. Commissioned by Malthouse Theatre through the Living Now program, supported by Australia Council for the Arts and the Malcolm Robertson Foundation. Malthouse is supported by COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund - an Australian Government initiative.

 

Image: Tamarah Scott

Partners

Ra Chapman WRITER
Bridget Balodis DIRECTOR
Mark Pritchard DRAMATURG
Syd Brisbane CAST
Maude Davey CAST
Jeffrey Liu CAST
Susanna Qian CAST
Romanie Harper Set & Costume Designer
Amelia Lever-Davidson Lighting Designer
Marco Cher-Gibard SOUND DESIGNER
Cecily Rabey Stage Manager
BESEN PLACEMENT (DIRECTING) /

Malith Wijayawardhana

BESEN PLACEMENT (COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN) /

Grace Ferguson

BESEN PLACEMENT (LIGHTING DESIGN) /

Harrie Hogan

VOCAL COACHES /

Suzanne Heywood, Mark Wong

CHOREOGRAPHY /

Rachael Lee

VCA STAGE MANAGEMENT INTERN /

Isobelle De Livera

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Relaxed Performance

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS 7pm Fri 2 Sep, 7pm Sat 3 Sep, 7pm 5 Sep, 7pm 6 Sep
OPENING NIGHT 7pm, Wed 7 Sep
TIME TO TALK 7pm, Tue 13 Sep
RELAXED PERFORMANCE 1.30pm, Sat 17 Sep

Location

Beckett 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.

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