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May 2018

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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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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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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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


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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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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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

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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January 2019

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

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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March 2019

World Problems

Emma Mary Hall
13 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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ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Australian Book Review
18 March

An evening to celebrate the winner of the prestigious Peter Porter Poetry Prize

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Silk Mix

30 March - 1 April

Hermès welcomes you to Silk Mix – a temporary installation inspired by a record store.

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April 2019

Tokos zenekar

The Boite
8 April

Catch the excitement of the pulsing melodies that inspired musicians and composers from Brahms and Bartok, to the present day, with an ensemble of musicians touring from Hungary.

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Liszt’s Italian Pilgrimage

Tristan Lee
11 April

A rare opportunity to hear Liszt's cycle in its entirety, pianist Tristan Lee takes us through the composer's Italian pilgrimage.

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Collide ‘hors d’oeuvre’

Yelian He, Yasmin Rowe & Joseph Lallo
16 April

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

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May 2019

Mr Burns, a post-electric play | RETURN SEASON

Lightning Jar Theatre
1 May - 19 May

After a completely sold-out season, Lightning Jar Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play for those who missed out first time around!

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