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The Rapture Chapter II

4 September - 29 September

Finucane & Smith present

The Rapture Chapter II

4 – 29 September 2019

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‘Harrowing, confronting, bewitching, disturbing, grotesque, lyrical and continuously captivating’ The Plus Ones



4 – 29 September 2019

opening night: Wednesday 4 September
duration: 90minutes including interval
Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5:30pm
ticket price: $25 – $98
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings: contains haze and nudity

Moira Finucane, one of the world’s greatest performance chameleons, a magic realist genius, an apocalyptic rock goddess, brings home Chapter II in her mind-stunning party on the edge of the abyss. The Rapture. Art vs Extinction. A transcendent, synaesthetic emporium of gothic-erotic dreams, rock’n’roll angels, soul searing music, porcelain icicles, couture, sculpture, skin shedding tales and total art gesamtkunstwerk.

Commissioned by Climakaze Miami and Mesto Zensk/City of Women Festival Slovenia, winner of the Climakaze Award for outstanding artwork in climate justice, and universally acclaimed in its 2017 Australian premiere at fortyfivedownstairs, The Rapture returns. Rapture Chapter II comes direct from Antarctica, Berlin, Prague and the Tibetan Plateau.

Come party at the edge of the abyss.

I am speechless. I have just experienced something extraordinary.’ Weekend Notes

‘A fabulous, overflowing, disturbing uncanny cult … Finucane feels completely uninhibited letting the power of her words and her purpose transform her body in each moment of her performance’ Artshub

‘The ecstasy of hope, the despair of disillusionment’ ★★★★ The Age

‘Exquisite. Here, Moira Finucane channels every god and devil’ Sometimes Melbourne

‘It is sublime. It is divine. It is dangerous’ ★★★★1/2 Planet Art 

‘Moira Finucane is one of the wildest, most exotic, seductive, terrifying performers you’ll ever see.’ Books and Arts, Radio National

Created by Moira Finucane

Directed and designed by Finucane & Smith

Starring Moira Finucane with glacier choir Mama Alto, Shirley Cattunar, Clare St Clare

Jewels and sonic lair created by William Eicholtz, Catherine Lane, Darrin Verhagen, Arts Project Australia, Andrea Brabazon, Jennifer Hector, Shinjuku Thief, Ben R Keene, Anastasia La Fey, Kate Durham, Kathryn Jameison, Shirley Keon, Angela Clark, Preston Zly, Eleanor Nalyirrima Dixon.


Ticket Prices:

All seats EXCEPT Peanut Seats are at cabaret tables

In the Heart of the Rapture: $98 (the very best seats in the house)
Catwalk Full:
$78 (next to the action)
Catwalk Concession: $68
General Admission Full: $48
General Admission Concession: $38
Group 6+: $38 (General Admission only)
Peanut Gallery/Artists: $25 (in the stands)

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT UNTIL 30 APRIL: Limited availability 4 – 8 September | $10 – $20 off all tickets!
In the Heart of the Rapture: $88 ($10 off!)
Catwalk Full:
$68 ($10 off!)
Catwalk Concession: $58 ($10 off!)
General Admission Full: $28 ($20 off!)
General Admission Concession: $18 ($20 off!)


Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

Please note: a booking fee of $0.50 applies to each ticket purchased online or over the phone


4 September
29 September
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03 9662 9966


Finucane & Smith


fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9662 9966
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