MONSTERS

 

A sinkhole has opened in the ground. This is the story of a woman who climbs into it. And what she finds.

 

In a 70 minute fever dream told by Pamela Rabe (WentworthThe Testament of Mary), a woman and her guide journey into a chasm that has opened in a city and stolen her sister. As they plunge into the subterranean depths; and on the knife’s edge of panic, the woman refuses the urgent pleas of her guide to turn back—how can she when she knows her sister is so close?     

But they are not alone.

In this adrenaline filled collaboration with Stephanie Lake Company, Pamela Rabe is joined on stage by dancers Samantha Hines, Josie Weise, and Kimball Wong, who conjure the hallucinations and horrors that echo in the dark below the earth.

"Explosive...a single hour of breath-taking invention"
— ArtsHub (For Stephanie Lake Company's Manifesto)

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

A Malthouse Theatre production, in association with Stephanie Lake Company. Malthouse is supported by COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund - an Australian Government initiative.

Image: Justin Ridler 

Partners

WRITER /

Emme Hoy

DIRECTOR /

Matthew Lutton

CHOREOGRAPHER /

Stephanie Lake

CAST /

Pamela Rabe, Samantha Hines, Josie Weise, Kimball Wong

SET & LIGHTING DESIGNER /

Paul Jackson

COSTUME DESIGNER /

Kat Chan

SOUND DESIGNER /

Marco Cher-Gibard

COMPOSER /

Rosalind Hall

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Auslan Interpreted

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS 7.30pm Thu 24 Nov, 7.30pm Fri 25 Nov
OPENING NIGHT 7.30pm, Sat 26 Nov
TIME TO TALK 6.30pm, Tue 29 Nov
MATINEES 2pm Sat 3 Dec, 2pm Sat 10 Dec
AUSLAN INTERPRETED 7.30pm, Thu 8 Dec

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 will use loud sounds, and may contain nudity. For more detailed information, see our full list of content warnings here.

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