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January 2019

Recent Drawings

Barry Dickins
22 January - 2 February

Prolific Australian playwright Barry Dickins exhibits his steel nib drawings.

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Livvy & Pete: The Songs Of Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen

Michael Griffiths and Amelia Ryan
23 January - 27 January

Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths and cabaret darling Amelia Ryan celebrate the songbooks of Aussie icons Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen. Part of Midsumma 2019.

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I Sing Songs

Steven Kreamer
23 January - 27 January

Award winning and prolific musical director Steven Kreamer finally steps out from behind the keys in this dazzling cabaret debut, singing songs about love, songs not about love, and even songs about songs. Part of Midsumma Festival 2019.

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Cock by Mike Bartlett

15 Minutes from Anywhere
30 January - 10 February

Hearts are on the line and everyone’s ready for a fight in Mike Bartlett’s razor-sharp comic drama. First seen in 2018, Beng Oh’s critically acclaimed production is back. Part of Midsumma Festival 2019.

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February 2019

Light. Ash. White

Evan Hancock
5 February - 16 February

Light. Ash. White is a black and white photographic narrative that captures the partial re-birthing amongst a landscape that still holds on to hectares of remnant white carcasses. The series marks the 10 year anniversary of Black Saturday in Victoria.

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Shape of Thought

Jo Dyer
5 February - 16 February

My practice is informed by processes of introspection and observation, and a particular interest in exploring my inner and outer worlds and how they shape each other.

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Mr Burns, a post-electric play

Lightning Jar Theatre
15 February - 10 March

What will become of our culture when the apocalypse comes? A darkly comic examination of how the stories we tell make us the people we are. Part of the 2019 VCE Drama Playlist.

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Nature and Form

Greta Costello
19 February - 2 March

Nature and Form presents medium format and 35mm analogue photography. The aesthetic is minimalistic, with a strong awareness of composition, contrast and form.

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Residue

Chaohui Xie & Georgia Simitzis
19 February - 2 March

Residue pieces together the paintings and installations of Greek-born artist Georgia Simitzis and Chinese-born artist Chaohui Xie.

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March 2019

World Problems

Emma Mary Hall
12 March - 24 March

A funny and experimental depiction of our monolithic, interconnected world, created by multi-award-winning artist Emma Mary Hall.

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April 2019

Collide

Yelian He, Yasmin Rowe & Joseph Lallo
16 April

Collide return to fortyfivedownstairs with an exciting new program of arrangements for cello, piano and saxophone.

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May 2019

HSTheatre

Human Sacrifice Theatre
1 May - 19 May

Human Sacrifice Theatre, Melbourne’s leading presenter of classic American drama, will be returning to fortyfivedownstairs this May. Stay tuned for a special announcement!

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LOVE by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs
23 May - 9 June

An unapologetic exploration of love and addiction. Audacious. Raw. In-your-face, LOVE is a work that talks about an Australia that is rarely explored on our stages.

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SHIT by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs
29 May - 9 June

SHIT, winner of four Green Room Awards, returns to fortyfivedownstairs after a sold-out season in 2016.

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June 2019

Travesties by Tom Stoppard

Bloomsday in Melbourne
12 June - 23 June

Bloomsday in Melbourne return to fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate everything James Joyce.

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July 2019

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

Max Gillies
2 July - 14 July

After a critically acclaimed season in 2018, Max Gillies returns to fortyfivedownstairs in Beckett's remarkable duet for solo performer and tape recorder.

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