Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Performance

  • PLAYING /

    Bliss
    4 May - 2 Jun
    Brother’s Wreck
    8 - 23 Jun
    Blackie Blackie Brown
    5 - 29 Jul
    Melancholia
    13 Jul - 12 Aug
    Ich Nibber Dibber
    5 - 23 Sep

Education Highlights / Season 2018

4 May - 23 Sep 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Performance

  • PLAYING /

    Bliss
    4 May - 2 Jun
    Brother’s Wreck
    8 - 23 Jun
    Blackie Blackie Brown
    5 - 29 Jul
    Melancholia
    13 Jul - 12 Aug
    Ich Nibber Dibber
    5 - 23 Sep

BLISS
4 May - 2 Jun 2018 

For Harry Joy, dying was the first in a series of twisted inconveniences. After a heart attack at age 38, the successful Ad Man awakens to a perverse vision of Australia. Fakes instead of family. Betrayal where there once was loyalty. Cancer everywhere. Insightful as always, Harry concludes this must be Hell, literally. Peter Carey’s Miles Franklin Award-winning novel is brought to life by the team behind Picnic at Hanging Rock. Recommended for audiences aged 15+ 

Listen to Matthew Lutton discuss Bliss with The Aside Podcast Part 1 and Part 2.

BROTHERS WRECK
8 - 23 Jun 2018 

Jada Alberts’ breakout play is one of the most moving pieces to grace Australian stages in recent years. For her directorial debut in Melbourne, Jada brings a new production of her powerhouse play to Malthouse Theatre. Transporting us to her home town in the Top End, Jada leads us through a gripping drama about a grief-stricken family whose love for each other knows no limits. Recommended for audiences aged 15+

BLACKIE BLACKIE BROWN
5 - 29 Jul 2018 

On a dig in the Australian outback, archaeologist Dr. Jacqueline Brown unearths a mystical skull from a hidden mass grave. It talismanically transforms her into arse-kicking indigenous superhero Blackie Blackie Brown. Her mission: to track down every last descendant of the men who killed her ancestors and have her revenge. The unstoppable Nakkiah Lui teams up with digital animation studio Oh Yeah Wow to produce a hilarious live-action bad-arse blaxploitation superhero comic book that will have you baying for blood. Recommended for audiences aged 15+

MELANCHOLIA
13 Jul - 12 Aug 2018 

On the night of her boisterous marriage—amid corsages, canapés and Clicquot—Justine quietly falls apart. The world will surely follow suit. Lars von Trier’s epic cinematic masterpiece is reimagined for the stage by ground-breaking playwright Declan Greene. Matthew Lutton directs two extraordinary actors—Eryn Jean Norvill and Leeanna Walsman—as sisters in the wake of a wedding at the end of days. Recommended for audiences aged 15+

ICH NIBBER DIBBER
5 – 23 Sep 2018

Natalie Rose, Mish Grigor and Zoë Coombs Marr sure talk a lot of shit. First loves, bowel movements, birthing moans and the global financial crisis: they tackle the messy issues, and it’s all on tape. post are an acclaimed collective known for fiercely intelligent and entertaining theatre. In this colossal act of self-examination, Nat, Mish and Zoë fast-forward through 10 years of camaraderie and captured key moments, embarrassing, hilarious and profound. Recommended for audiences aged 15+

COST

Metro Students / $25
Non-Metro students / $23

Accompanying Teachers / FREE (up to 2 per group)
Additional Teachers / $40 per ticket