Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    2 – 18 Aug

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    75 minutes (no interval)

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains dynamic sound, haze, some adult material, nudity, themes of mental illness and domestic violence.

    For a full list of potentially triggering content click here or please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 18+.

  • Download / Program

Season 2019

My Dearworthy Darling

2 – 18 AUG 2019

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    2 – 18 Aug

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    75 minutes (no interval)

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains dynamic sound, haze, some adult material, nudity, themes of mental illness and domestic violence.

    For a full list of potentially triggering content click here or please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 18+.

  • Download / Program

A GAS LIGHT FLICKERS THROUGH A FOG OF AGES.

In modern day Australia, a marriage is pulled apart by mistrust, paranoia and violence. A woman breaks apart in the turmoil.

In medieval England, a woman has mystic visions. The patriarchs write them off as female madness, but she knows her truth. These visions allow her to be heard—maybe even to connect across centuries.

In My Dearworthy Darling, threads that run through history are woven into a tapestry. As the strands draw ever tighter, the old languages threaten to tear asunder. What new worlds might open?

The lyrical imagery of award-winning poet and novelist Alison Croggon, in a play written especially for feminist theatre mavericks THE RABBLE, is manifested in a visual feast.

There is no madness here. Only truths that a corrupted world doesn’t want to hear.

★★★★ 'Ambitious and often strangely beautiful.'

– Time Out

★★★★ 'Provocative.'

– Limelight Magazine

BY / Alison Croggon
DIRECTED & DESIGNED BY / THE RABBLE
CAST INCLUDES / Natalie Gamsu, Ben Grant, Jennifer Vuletic
STAGE MANAGER / Jess Keepence 

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

PREVIEWS
8pm, Friday 2 August
8pm, Saturday 3 August
7pm, Monday 5 August
7pm, Tuesday 6 August

OPENING NIGHT 
8pm, Wednesday 7 August

TIME TO TALK  
7pm, Tuesday 13 August 

MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE
3:30pm, Saturday 17 August  

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse Theatre and THE RABBLE present My Dearworthy Darling. Developed while in residence at La Chartreuse Centre national des écritures du spectacle; with the assistance of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund; and generously supported through the Monash University Centre for Theatre and Performance, Artist in Residence Program.
Key image: Zan Wimberley