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29 November, 2017 - 3 December, 2017

Earshot, by Kate Hunter and collaborators.

Kate Hunter and collaborators

29 November – 3 December 2017
preview: Wednesday 29 November
opening night:
Thursday 30 November
duration: 60 minutes
Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday 4.30pm
Sunday 4.30pm
Q&A after the 4.30pm performance on Saturday 2 December
ticket price: $30 – $38
warning: contains coarse language
03 9662 9966

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★★★★ ‘Hunter’s text is a revelation… Earshot is a unique and novel theatrical experiment.’ The Age

Part live performance, part undercover surveillance operation, Earshot is driven by theatre-maker Kate Hunter’s lifetime obsession of eavesdropping on the private conversations of complete strangers.

In this dynamic new collaboration, overheard stories gathered from the general public are combined with voice-activated text projection to offer a fly-on-the-wall insight into the lives of others: personal, epic, comic and sometimes devastating.

Working closely with electroacoustic musician Jem Savage and performer/composer Josephine Lange, Kate uses analog objects and digital technology to craft a celebration of the Australian vernacular. Poetic, musical, horrific and hilarious, Earshot asks us to draw a line in the sand of the public domain. Where is that line? The park? The cafe? Your street? Your back garden? Who should be permitted to listen?

Check out the promo video for Earshot here

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Please note: this performance contains coarse language. Due to the intimate nature of the performance, latecomers will not be permitted to enter the theatre



Concept, creation, performance    Kate Hunter

Composition, performance    Josephine Lange

Electroacoustic design    Jem Savage

Producer    Kath Papas Productions

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $25,
Concession: $30,
Group 6+: $30,


Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

Please Note: There will a Q&A after the 4.30pm performance on Saturday 2 December


29 November, 2017
3 December, 2017
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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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