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27 - 27 October

White Day Dream

27 - 27 October
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 5 November, 2016

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on [day], repeating until 6 November, 2016

fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A unique fusion between Butoh and physical theatre performed by dancers with and without disability.

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9 - 9 November

Deceptive Threads

9 - 9 November
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 19 November, 2016

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, repeating until 20 November, 2016

fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The extraordinary true story of a Tivoli singer turned ASIO spymaster who vetted unwanted arrivals, and an early Lebanese immigrant who had to lie about his birthplace to gain Australian naturalisation.

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25 - 25 November

The Last Five Years

25 - 25 November
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One event on 9 December, 2016 at 7:30pm

One event on 29 November, 2016 at 7:30pm

One event on 7 December, 2016 at 7:30pm

One event on 1 December, 2016 at 7:30pm

One event on 27 November, 2016 at 7:30pm

One event on 4 December, 2016 at 7:30pm

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 26 November, 2016

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 10 December, 2016

One event on 11 December, 2016 at 7:30pm

fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed 2001 musical, The Last Five Years, returns to Melbourne with an all-star duo.

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26 - 26 November

The Gathering

26 - 26 November
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until 2 December, 2016

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, repeating until 11 December, 2016

An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until 4 December, 2016

fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A new Australian musical fresh from a season at the New York Musical Theatre Festival and presented with the support of City of Melbourne.

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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 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 4 February, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, repeating until 5 February, 2017

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
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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
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

fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
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
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
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
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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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until 4 March, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on [day], repeating until 5 March, 2017

fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
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

fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
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
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 - 7 May
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
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 - 21 May
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 - 18 June
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
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 - 24 June
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 - 16 July
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 - 30 July
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 - 13 August
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 - 27 August
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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 - 24 September
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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
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
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
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
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
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
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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 - 12 November
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 - 26 November
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 - 3 December
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 - 10 December
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
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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