Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    24 Aug – 16 Sep

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • AGES /

    Strictly for audiences aged 18+. This show is not suitable for children.

  • WARNING /

    Contains extreme violence, herbal cigarettes, adult content and material that some audience members may find confronting.

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

Season 2018

Blasted

24 AUG – 16 SEP 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    24 Aug – 16 Sep

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • AGES /

    Strictly for audiences aged 18+. This show is not suitable for children.

  • WARNING /

    Contains extreme violence, herbal cigarettes, adult content and material that some audience members may find confronting.

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

BY SARAH KANE

A gin-swigging journalist and his young lover check into an anonymous hotel room. When a soldier and a war zone explode through the bathroom window, things become barbaric.

This was the debut script of in-your-face playwright prodigy Sarah Kane. Her prescient dissection of our response to violence was heralded as ‘depraved’ by some, ‘tender’ by others. So ignited the polarising firestorm of Kane’s blazing career.

Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks (The Testament of Mary) Blasted will give Malthouse Theatre audiences the chance to experience the power and controversy of Sarah Kane, and the play that shook the world.

IT’S PROVOCATIVE… A PUNCH INTO OUR COMPLACENCY 

– THE TELEGRAPH (UK)

BY / Sarah Kane
DIRECTION / Anne-Louise Sarks
CAST / Fayssal Bazzi, Eloise Mignon & David Woods
SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Marg Horwell
LIGHTING DESIGN / Paul Jackson
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION / Jethro Woodward
CINEMATOGRAPHY / Sky Davies

LIFELINE INFORMATION

For 24/7 crisis or suicide prevention support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 1. For more information, visit www.lifeline.org.au.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEWS
7.30pm, Friday 24 August
7.30pm, Saturday 25 August
6.30pm, Monday 27 August
6.30pm, Tuesday 28 August

OPENING NIGHT
7.30pm, Wednesday 29 August

TIME TO TALK
6.30pm, Tuesday 11 September

AUSLAN INTERPRETATION
3pm, Saturday 15 September

A Malthouse Theatre production.