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January 2018

Small Cruelties

18 January, 2018 - 20 January, 2018

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, 2018 - 11 February, 2018

A contemporary Australian classic from the playwright of 'Holding the Man'.

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February 2018

This is Eden by Emily Goddard

14 February, 2018 - 25 February, 2018

A limited return season of an extraordinary work that examines our dark past. Part of the 2018 VCE Drama Playlist.

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The Ones by Peter Rose

26 February, 2018

A reading of three new short works by Peter Rose presented in our gallery.

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SARAY Iluminado

28 February, 2018

SARAY Iluminado play new interpretations of Sevdah (traditional folk music) from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Jewish Sephardic music from the Balkans.

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March 2018

None but the Lonely Heart

2 March, 2018

Young Greek-Cypriot Australian Soprano, Christiana Aloneftis, performs an exciting and eclectic program in our theatre.

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Venus in Fur by David Ives

9 - 9 March
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 24 March, 2018

One event on 18 February, 2018 at 2:00pm

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, repeating until 18 March, 2018

A whip-smart exploration of sexual politics, gender and power.

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ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize

19 March, 2018

Please join us as we announce the winner of the 2018 ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize

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An Evening with Sam Shepard

25 - 25 March
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One event on 26 March, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on 27 March, 2018 at 7:30pm

HSTheatre presents 'I Lost Track of Time', a celebration of the writings of Sam Shepard.

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April 2018

La Serenissima by Genesis Baroque

Genesis Baroque
23 April, 2018

Genesis Baroque takes us on a journey to 18th century Venice, with works by Vivaldi, Ziani, and Giacomelli.

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May 2018

The Calling

Adam Simmons
3 May, 2018 - 6 May, 2018

The fourth installment in Adam Simmons' 'The Usefulness of Art' series.

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Resident Alien by Tim Fountain

Cameron Lukey presents
9 May, 2018 - 13 May, 2018

Paul Capsis returns for a limited season in his "astonishing" performance as Quentin Crisp.

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DE STROYED

Jillian Murray
16 May, 2018 - 27 May, 2018

A thought provoking new Australian work by Jillian Murray and Suzanne Chaundy with words by Simone de Beauvoir.

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Have Clarinet, Will Travel

Ed Ferris and Special Guests
28 May, 2018

Clarinet maverick Ed Ferris is joined by special guests in a program of Astor Piazzolla, Elena Kats-Chernin, Arvo Pӓrt and others

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That Which Resonates, That Which Decays

Bianca Gannon/Elliott Hughes Duo
29 May, 2018

New Works for Gamelan, Piano, Trumpet and Beyond

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Tristan Lee

30 May, 2018

'Tristan Lee presents a sublime program including Beethoven's greatest piano sonata, the 'Hammerklavier'.

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June 2018

SENES Flamenco Ensemble presents: SoMoS

The Boite
4 June, 2018

An evening of traditional Flamenco music and dance and classical Spanish guitar

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Momentum

Collide
5 June, 2018

A concert by Collide, a new and versatile ensemble with the unique combination of Saxophone, Cello and Piano.

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BLOOMSDAY IN MELBOURNE: Holy Cow! James Joyce Slaughters the Sacred Cows of English Literature

Holy Cow!

Bloomsday in Melbourne
13 June, 2018 - 17 June, 2018

James Joyce Slaughters the Sacred Cows of English Literature. In Ulysses, nothing and no-one is safe and everything is fair game.

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Brave World

Retro Futurismus
21 June, 2018 - 8 July, 2018

The Feminista Supernovas of Retro Futurismus are back! “★★★★★ Brave World is a work of genius” - Theatre People

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Klezmania

The Boite
25 June, 2018

Inspired by sadness and joy, Klezmania embraces the old and the new. Grounded in the present, yet steeped in Eastern European Jewish roots, their music looks ahead, evoking a conversation about passion and life, a journey from quiet intensity to wild delight.

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July 2018

Coral Browne: This F***ing Lady!

Genevieve Mooy
10 July, 2018 - 22 July, 2018

“Wit and charm bring Coral Browne’s fascinating life to light” - The Age

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The Kites of Tianjin

Adam Simmons
26 July, 2018 - 29 July, 2018

A magical new composition by Adam Simmons, inspired by the Chinese city’s renowned "Wei Kites".

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August 2018

Sneakyville

Christopher Bryant
1 August, 2018 - 12 August, 2018

A daring new Australian work from writer Christopher Bryant and director Daniel Lammin.

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Fallen

Seanna van Helten
15 August, 2018 - 26 August, 2018

She Said Theatre presents a new Australian work, inspired by the history of a home for “fallen” women founded by Charles Dickens.

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Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

20 August, 2018

Readings of the three shortlisted stories and the announcement of the winner. This prize honours the work of the great Australian writer Elizabeth Jolley.

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Dreams echoing the memory of time

Dreams Echoing the Memories of Time

Pam Davison Visual Storyteller
29 August, 2018 - 8 September, 2018

An exhibition of photography, fashion, floristry and theatre by Pam Davison in collaboration with Linda Britten, Victoria Whitelaw and Cameron Menzies.

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September 2018

Lottie in the Late Afternoon

Amelia Roper
12 September, 2018 - 30 September, 2018

Critically acclaimed Aussie, LA-based playwright and screenwriter Amelia Roper brings her hilarious new comedy home to Melbourne for its world premiere

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October 2018

Helyard’s Bach by Genesis Baroque

Genesis Baroque
1 October, 2018

Harpsichordist Dr Erin Helyard joins Genesis Baroque for a program of works by J.S. Bach’s two eldest sons.

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Zourouna

with Simon Starr
17 October, 2018

The exquisite, melismatic music of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, traditional and modern tunes from Israel, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon and Syria

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Play Reading: Chekhov and the Lady

Judith Armstong
24 October, 2018

A rehearsed reading of a play based on Chekhov's final love affair.

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Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

Max Gillies
31 October, 2018 - 11 November, 2018

Max Gillies performs Beckett's meditation on time, memory and ageing.

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November 2018

BROKEN by Mary Anne Butler

Lab Kelpie
15 November, 2018 - 25 November, 2018

The Victorian premiere of Mary Anne Butler’s poetic, evocative play. Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, the Northern Territory Literary Award for Best Script and the Victorian Prize for Literature.

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Bottomless by Dan Lee

fortyfivedownstairs
28 November, 2018 - 14 December, 2018

Broome is a tropical paradise, but also home to the idiosyncratic Sober Up Centre. Written in response to his own experience of getting sober, Dan Lee's story moves between a chaotic night the Centre and a long past tragic incident.

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December 2018

La Mauvaise Réputation

The Boite
10 December, 2018

Celebrate the end of the year with a superb evening from French Gypsy Swing virtuosos, La Mauvaise Réputation, authentic interpreters of the wild rhythms, passion and beautiful melodies of classic French chanson from 1930s Paris.

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