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    30 Oct – 22 Nov

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    This is a new work. It may contain coarse language, sexual themes, drug use, alcoholism, and possible nudity. Check back closer to the event for further details.

Season 2020

Loaded

30 OCT – 22 NOV 2020

Book a Season Pass for a wealth of benefits and the best discounts.

Book season pass

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    30 Oct – 22 Nov

  • WARNINGS /

    This is a new work. It may contain coarse language, sexual themes, drug use, alcoholism, and possible nudity. Check back closer to the event for further details.

The 1995 debut novel from Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap, Dead EuropeBarracuda) makes its mainstage premiere 25 years after the fact.

Ari (Roy Joseph, Five Bedrooms) is 19, unemployed and aimless. He doesn’t want to be gay. He doesn’t want to be Greek. He doesn’t want to be anything. He finds an escape, of sorts, via sex, drugs and dance clubs. But, he doesn’t really fit in with the queens at The Peel any better than with family in his theía’s backyard.

This is the story that established Tsiolkas as a provocative master of the written word. Adapted for film in the 1998 underground hit Head On, and now, in close collaboration with playwright Dan Giovannoni, Tsiolkas rewrites Ari’s odyssey for the stage with a 21st century perspective.

Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo (Merciless Gods), this queer migrant history comes spilling out across the four corners of Melbourne.

‘NIHILISTIC, FOUL-MOUTHED AND CALCULATED TO PLEASE ALMOST NO ONE.’

— The Australian (For Loaded, Novel)

ADAPTED BY / Dan Giovannoni & Christos Tsiolkas from the novel by Christos Tsiolkas
DIRECTION / Stephen Nicolazzo
CAST / Roy Joseph
SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Eugyeene Teh
LIGHTING DESIGN / Katie Sfetkidis
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN / Daniel Nixon

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

PREVIEWS 
8.00pm, Friday 30 October
8.00pm, Saturday 31 October
7.00pm, Monday 2 November
7.00pm, Tuesday 3 November
 

OPENING NIGHT 
8.00pm, Wednesday 4 November 

TIME TO TALK 
7.00pm, Tuesday 10 November  

AUSLAN 
8.00pm, Friday 13 November 

Malthouse Theatre presents Loaded.
Key image: Zan Wimberley