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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    21 Jun – 14 Jul

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains adult material and extreme loud noises.

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 13+.

  • TRIGGERING CONTENT /

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

Season 2019

Wake in Fright

21 JUN – 14 JUL 2019

Single tickets on sale now. Book a Season Pass and receive great savings and a wealth of benefits.

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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Theatre

  • PLAYING /

    21 Jun – 14 Jul

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains adult material and extreme loud noises.

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 13+.

  • TRIGGERING CONTENT /

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

IF YOU’RE A GOOD BLOKE, YOU’LL BE ALL RIGHT. RIGHT?

G’day. Welcome to the Yabba. Just passing through?

It’s the best little town in the world. Things a bit grim? Chin up.

John Grant is well-read, but an outback misadventure strands him—cashless and jobless—in a harsh and remote Aussie outpost, Bundanyabba.

So, he makes new ‘mates’: they’re quick with a drink, but with every scull a dark violence lurches forward. Are these blokes fair dinkum, or is there something more sinister at the heart of this little Aussie town?

On our Beckett Theatre stage, the entire world of Wake in Fright is conjured by the always-evocative Zahra Newman (The Book of Mormon) accompanied by a sonic assault from art-electronica band, friendships. Under the direction of Declan Greene, Kenneth Cook’s iconic work of Australian Gothic horror is felt in the flesh. Bring sunscreen, buy a beer and wear your ear plugs.

Once we pierce the Yabba’s ocker veneer, you better be ready for the explosive brutality pent up inside.

Zahra Newman [is] utterly magnetic … everywhere she walks is transformed by her charisma into something touched by heaven.

– Sydney Morning Herald (for The Mountaintop)

A NEW PLAY / Adapted from Kenneth Cook’s novel by Declan Greene
MUSIC BY / friendships
CAST / Zahra Newman

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

PREVIEWS
8pm, Friday 21 June
8pm, Saturday 22 June
7pm, Monday 24 June
7pm, Tuesday 25 June

OPENING NIGHT 
8pm, Wednesday 26 June

TIME TO TALK  
7pm, Tuesday 2 July

MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE
2pm, Saturday 13 July 

AUDIO DESCRIBED
6pm, Sunday 7 July 

SEASON PASS TICKET PRICES 

ALL PERFORMANCES
Standard / $55
Senior / $50
Concession / $40
Under 30s & Students / $30

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A Malthouse Theatre Production.
Key image: Zan Wimberley