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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    6 May – 16 Jun

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • NOTE /

    Acts and Intervals are approximate and subject to change. 

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains some adult material, coarse language, herbal cigarettes, gunshots and dynamic sound.

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 12+.

  • TRIGGERING CONTENT /

    For a full list of trigger warnings, please see below.

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Season 2019

Cloudstreet

6 MAY – 16 JUN 2019

Single tickets on sale now. Book a Season Pass and receive great savings and a wealth of benefits.

Book season pass

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    6 May – 16 Jun

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • NOTE /

    Acts and Intervals are approximate and subject to change. 

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains some adult material, coarse language, herbal cigarettes, gunshots and dynamic sound.

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 12+.

  • TRIGGERING CONTENT /

    For a full list of trigger warnings, please see below.

  • Download / Program

Haunted house. Monument of love. Great continent. Cloudstreet is all that and more.

The house at number one Cloud Street is a great continent where two damaged clans collide. The two families—the Lambs and the Pickles—are as contrasting as the Australia they inhabit. Teetotallers and tipplers, workhorses or wastrels, fate makers versus chance chasers. But really, they’re two sides of the same coin; one that was tossed during World War II and remained in motion for decades. The power of this staggering Australian saga is more haunting than the ghosts who speak out from the walls. It’s more elusive than the serial killer who prowls their neighbourhood. It’s transcendent, like the Lambs and the Pickles themselves, whose lives and loves live on today.

This is a once-in-a-generation chance to see Tim Winton’s award-winning story on stage, and in 2019 Malthouse Theatre ups the ante. Directed by Matthew Lutton, Cloudstreet will be a monumental new production unprecedented in scale and ambition. The ensemble cast swims in the depth and breadth of Australian theatrical talent, featuring Helpmann Award-winner Guy Simon (Jasper Jones), Natasha Herbert (Away), Bert LaBonté (The Book of Mormon), Greg Stone (The Government Inspector) and Alison Whyte (Love and Information).

Encounter the epic story of Cloudstreet with a ticket to the full Cloudstreet Experience, where you will see the whole story in one event, with dinner or lunch provided for everyone. Or choose to discover the story over two nights, when the saga is shared in two parts.

★★★★ engages your sympathies and keeps you utterly absorbed.

– THE AGE

★★★★ compelling. 

– HERALD SUN
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ADAPTED BY / Nick Enright and Justin Monjo from the novel by Tim Winton
DIRECTION / Matthew Lutton
CAST INCLUDES / Arielle Gray, Brenna Harding, Natasha Herbert, Bert LaBonté, Ebony McGuire, Mikayla Merks, Ian Michael, Benjamin Oakes, Scott Sheridan, Guy Simon, Greg Stone, Alison Whyte

SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Zoë Atkinson
LIGHTING DESIGN / Paul Jackson
SOUND DESIGN / J. David Franzke
COMPOSITION / Elizabeth Drake 
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR / Katt Osborne
SOUND OPERATOR / Blake Stickland
STAGE MANAGER / Natalie Rowan
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS / Danae Crawford, Angus Robson

BOOKING INFORMATION
CLOUDSTREET EXPERIENCE

Booking tickets to the Cloudstreet Experience? Tickets to this event include a meal package in a range of dietary options. We will be in contact to confirm your dietary requests closer to the date of the performance.

CLOUDSTREET EXPERIENCE
Act 1 / 85 minutes 
Interval meal break 
Acts 2 & 3 / 100 minutes 
Interval break
Act 4 / 60 minutes

For more information about the Cloudstreet Experience, visit our FAQs page.

For the full Terms and Conditions around the Meal booking,  including Menu and Ingredients, click here.

BOOKING INFORMATION 
CLOUDSTREET PARTS 1 & 2

Booking tickets to Cloudstreet Part 1 and Part 2? Savour the story over two nights. Part 1 and Part 2 count as two separate shows in your Season Pass. We recommend booking Parts 1 and 2 on consecutive evenings as you journey through the story of Cloudstreet.

CLOUDSTREET PART 1
Acts 1 & 2 / 140 minutes
CLOUDSTREET PART 2
Acts 3 & 4 / 110 minutes

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

PREVIEWS / CLOUDSTREET PART 1 & 2
PART 1  6.30pm, Monday 6 May
PART 2  6.30pm, Tuesday 7 May 

PART 1  7.30pm, Thursday 9 May
PART 2  7.30pm, Friday 10 May 

PREVIEWS / CLOUDSTREET EXPERIENCE
6.30pm, Wednesday 8 May 

OPENING NIGHT  
5pm, Saturday 11 May

AUSLAN INTERPRETED 
PART 1 7.30pm, Thursday 6 Jun
PART 2 7.30pm, Friday 7 Jun

AUDIO DESCRIBED
5pm, Saturday 25 May 
Hear about Cloudstreet here

View Cloudstreet trigger warnings here.

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company present Cloudstreet

Cloudstreet was first commissioned by Black Swan State Theatre Company and Company B Belvoir in 1998.
Proudly supported by the
Cloudstreet Giving Circle led by Maureen Wheeler AO & Tony Wheeler AO.

Key image: Zan Wimberley