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17 - 17 January

I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright

17 - 17 January
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 4 February, 2017

fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia

After its sell out, critically acclaimed season at the Old Fitz Theatre in Sydney, Oriel Group are bringing I Am My Own Wife to Melbourne for a strictly limited season as part of the 2017 Midsumma Festival.

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January 2017

Anno Zombie by Bridgette Burton

30 January, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A play reading of Melbourne's first Zom-Com. The zombie apocalypse has finally come and it’s a lot more boring than anyone predicted.

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7 - 7 February

L’amante anglaise by Marguerite Duras

7 - 7 February
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 18 February, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, repeating until 19 February, 2017

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Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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L’amante anglaise by Marguerite Duras

After three sellout seasons, Marguerite Duras' chilling story of a brutal murder in small town France returns to the stage.

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February 2017

Werther! with Philipp Hochmair

20 February, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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a contemporary theatre production of Goethe’s classic novel.

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Sonidos Flamencos

22 February, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The fiery dance of Tomas Arroquero kicks off a season of concerts featuring glorious music, dance and song out of Melbourne’s own cultural fabric. This event is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program

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The Liszt Society Launch

23 February, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Pianists Coady Green and Christopher Wayne Smith launch the Liszt Society, a regular series of recitals, and an annual Liszt Piano Prize.

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2 - 2 March

Concerto for Piano and Toy Band

2 - 2 March
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Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The first concert in 'The Usefulness of Art' series. Two iconoclasts come together to present a work that combines classical forms with jazz sensibility.

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22 - 22 March

TRAINSPOTTING LIVE based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson

22 - 22 March
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until 11 April, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 13 April, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 8 April, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 8 April, 2017

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Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Following sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and a critically acclaimed London season, this immersive and in-yer-face theatre production adapted from Irvine Welsh's novel is coming to Melbourne.

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April 2017

Tango – Supay Trio

19 April, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An authentic tango experience of dance and music supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program and Creative Victoria.

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This is Eden by Emily Goddard

27 April, 2017 - 7 May, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Following its critically acclaimed debut season at HotHouse Theatre in 2015, This is Eden makes its Melbourne premiere at fortyfivedownstairs in a strictly limited season.

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May 2017

The Fraud, or The Rise and Fall of A to Z – Play Reading

3 May, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A live reading and one-night-only first airing of a new play from award winning playwright Sofia Chapman.

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Awakening by Daniel Lammin

10 May, 2017 - 21 May, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Returning after its acclaimed debut season at Trades Hall in 2016, Awakening is a new adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s masterpiece Spring Awakening.

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Shrine by Tim Winton

24 May, 2017 - 18 June, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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From the multi award-winning writer of Cloudstreet comes an otherworldly theatrical event that shines a light on the tangled bonds of one Australian family.

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June 2017

Rose Paez Band

5 June, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Join the gorgeous Rose Paez and her band, with the new music rage, Cumbia.

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Poetic License

20 June, 2017 - 24 June, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Poetic License is a cross-art form, inter-generational performance about the power and limitations of words.

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The Rapture

29 June, 2017 - 16 July, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Moira Finucane's The Rapture writhes through a visual feast of prophecy, Gothic dreams, birds of prey, soaring wings, apocalyptic fairy tales, soul-searing music and physical madness.

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July 2017

The Book of Revelations

19 July, 2017 - 30 July, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Directed by Nancy Black, some of Melbourne's leading talents combine sound, visuals and performance to create a startling world full of wonder, terror - and joy.

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August 2017

Looking Glass by Louris van de Geer

2 August, 2017 - 13 August, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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a frightening portrait of a family stuck looking to the 'other' to define its 'self'.

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The Usefulness of Art

24 August, 2017 - 27 August, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia

The second in Adam Simmons' concert series. This suite celebrates the qualities that art helps engender, including acceptance, empathy, generosity, compassion and faith.

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September 2017

Angels in America by Tony Kushner

1 September, 2017 - 24 September, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia

For the first time in 23 years, Melbourne audiences will have the chance to experience the full magnitude of Tony Kushner's ground-breaking masterpiece.

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Kavisha Mazzella: The Fearless Note

11 September, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A chance to luxuriate in Kavisha’s warm, passionate vocals.

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October 2017

Romantic Piano Masterpieces

1 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Tristan Lee and Gintaute Gataveckaite return to fortyfivedownstairs with a program of the much-loved Romantics

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Klezmania

2 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Leading exponents of Klezmer music and Yiddish song, Klezmania take the European tunes they grew up with and extend the boundaries across many other musical styles.

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Three of a Kind: Alexander, Colin and Ted Nettelbeck

4 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Three jazz pianists: brothers Colin and Ted, and Colin’s son Alexander, perform together in public for the first time.

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Taxithi 2: Metanastes – The Immigrants

11 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The second instalment of Taxithi: An Australian Odyssey - a rehearsed reading and fundraiser.

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A Night of Poetry and Music for Barry Jones

12 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia

A night of poetry and music to celebrate Barry Jones' birthday.

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November 2017

Birdcage Thursdays by Sandra Fiona Long

2 November, 2017 - 12 November, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A dark and humorous new Australian theatre work about isolation and excess in modern life.

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Rainbow Man by Peter Dawncy

15 November, 2017 - 26 November, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A tale of many tales.

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Earshot

29 November, 2017 - 3 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Earshot, by Kate Hunter and collaborators.

Everyone is listening.

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December 2017

Travelling Tales

7 December, 2017 - 10 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The third concert in Adam Simmons' 'The Usefulness of Art' concert series and a Melbourne premiere.

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La Mauvaise Reputation

11 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Be transported to the parties of Paris in the 1930s

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Beethoven’s Birthday with Tristan Lee & Gina Gataveckaite

17 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Beethoven’s Birthday with Tristan Lee

A program of three of the great sonatas written between 1801 and 1804 to celebrate the composer's birthday.

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January 2018

Lucky: Songs by Kylie

17 January - 21 January
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs and stories of Kylie Minogue.

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Small Cruelties

18 January - 20 January
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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During Midsumma Festival for three nights only, Willing presents a theatrical telling of his yet to be released sophomore EP.

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Strangers in Between by Tommy Murphy

24 January - 11 February
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A contemporary Australian classic from the playwright of 'Holding the Man'.

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