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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy

  • PLAYING /

    10 May – 3 Jun

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    90 minutes

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 18+

  • WARNING /

    Adult themes, strong language, haze and nudity 

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

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Season 2018

Going Down

10 MAY – 3 JUN 2018

Single tickets on sale now. Book a Season Pass for the greatest savings and lots of extras.

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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Comedy

  • PLAYING /

    10 May – 3 Jun

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    90 minutes

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 18+

  • WARNING /

    Adult themes, strong language, haze and nudity 

  • WARNING /

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

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BY MICHELE LEE

Natalie Yang's career is going up. Or, so she thought.  Her semi-autobiographical sex-positive debut novel, Banana Girl, has finally hit the shelves, but it's not quite the best-seller she hoped it would be. The career success of her rival, Lu Lu Jayadi, an award-winning author of clichéd migrant stories, sends Natalie’s confidence spiralling out of control.  

Natalie is only one bender away from cracking her next big idea, but it may take a shame spiral in a luxury shopping centre to get there. Her career come-down is about to get very real.

Leticia Cáceres directs this side-splitting comedy on the contradictions of Melburnian multiculturalism, from the fast-paced mind of Hmong-Aussie playwright Michele Lee (winner of the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, for Rice). 

★★★★ TWISTS IRREVERENT SEX COMEDY AND SARDONIC LITERARY SATIRE INTO A WARTS-AND-ALL TAKE-DOWN

– THE AGE

★★★★ BURSTS OFF THE STAGE

– TIME OUT

CATHERINE DAVIES AS NATALIE IS A FIREBALL, SPARKING WITH ENERGY

– THE AUSTRALIAN

A VIBRANT, LAYERED COMIC EXPLORATION OF STEREOTYPES... HILARIOUS

– THE CONVERSATION
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BY / Michele Lee
DIRECTION / Leticia Cáceres
CAST / Paul Blenheim, Catherine Davies, Josh Price, Naomi Rukavina, Jenny Wu

SET & COSTUME DESIGN / The Sisters Hayes
AV DESIGN / Rebecca Hayes
LIGHTING DESIGN / Sian James-Holland
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION / THE SWEATS
DRAMATURGY / Mark Pritchard
DESIGN ASSOCIATE / Matilda Woodroofe
STAGE MANAGER / Lyndie Li Wan Po

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEW
8pm, Thursday 10 May

OPENING NIGHT
8pm, Friday 11 May

TIME TO TALK
6.30pm, Tuesday 22 May

FEATURING /Vanessa O’Neill (moderator), Michele Lee, Leticia Cáceres, Catherine Davies, Jenny Wu, Rebecca Hayes 

Production partners and supporters

A Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company production.  Going Down was originally commissioned by Malthouse Theatre through the support of the Malcolm Robertson Foundation.

Key image photography by Zan Wimberley.