Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    13 Jul – 12 Aug

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    105 minutes

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+

  • WARNING /

    Contains adult themes; coarse language; herbal cigarettes; loud and dynamic sound effects; and references to mental health and suicide.

    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

Melancholia

13 JUL – 12 AUG 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    13 Jul – 12 Aug

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    105 minutes

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 15+

  • WARNING /

    Contains adult themes; coarse language; herbal cigarettes; loud and dynamic sound effects; and references to mental health and suicide.

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

  • Download / Program

BY LARS VON TRIER

On the night of her boisterous wedding—amid corsages, canapés and Clicquot—Justine quietly falls apart. The world will surely follow suit.

Justine’s sister Claire stages a lavish wedding party at a mansion in the mountains, and as the fever dream of the wedding ceremony careens towards disaster, Justine is drawn to an innocuous spot in the sky. That spot is the wayward planet Melancholia, on a collision course with Earth.

This epic cinematic masterpiece is reimagined for the stage by ground-breaking playwright Declan Greene and directed by Matthew Lutton, featuring an extraordinary ensemble of performers.

★★★★ ACCOMPLISHED, EVOCATIVE STAGE DEBUT

— THE GUARDIAN

★★★★ PALPABLE 

– STAGE NOISE

POWERFUL, UNNERVING AND IMAGINATIVE

– THE AGE

NORVILL'S JUSTINE IS PERFECTION 

– THEATRE PRESS
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BY / Lars von Trier
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY / Declan Greene
DIRECTION / Matthew Lutton
CAST / Alexander Artemov, Maude Davey, Steve Mouzakis, Eryn Jean Norvill, Liam Smith, Leeanna Walsman, Gareth Yuen
SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Marg Horwell
LIGHTING DESIGN / Paul Jackson
SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION / J. David Franzke

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEWS
7.30pm, Friday 13 July
7.30pm, Saturday 14 July
6.30pm, Monday 16 July
6.30pm, Tuesday 17 July

OPENING NIGHT
7.30pm, Wednesday 18 July

TIME TO TALK
6.30pm, Tuesday 24 July

Supported by our Major Partner Monash University.

FACILITATED BY / Monash University

FEATURING / Maude Davey, Steve Mouzakis, Eryn Jean Norvill, Leeanna Walsman, Gareth Yuen, Penny Harpham, Annie Bourke

Some scenes in this production make reference to mental illness, self-harm and suicide. If this production raises any issues for you, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24/7). Further resources are also available at lifeline.org.au. 

For more information about mental illness, contact beyondblue on 1300 224 636, go to beyondblue.org.au or talk to your GP, local health professional or someone you trust.

A Malthouse Theatre production.

Key image photography by Zan Wimberley.