Malthouse Theatre is dedicated to developing and presenting a broadly defined program of contemporary Australian theatre; a theatre often conceived and created in collaboration between writers, directors, designers and perfor
Malthouse Theatre aims to explode the narrow definition of theatre as narratively determined prewritten plays. It programs on its stages a broad spectrum of theatrical activity that places its emphasis on the performer and the audience experience, often drawing techniques from many disciplines including dance, opera, stand up, cabaret, and the visual arts.
The CUB Malthouse complex houses three venues – from the 500 seat Merlyn Theatre and 200 seat Beckett Theatre, to the brand new 100 seat Tower Theatre, a vibrant café and bar, and Melbourne’s most iconically housed scenic workshop.
A dragon has held sway over a cowering village for centuries, when a brave Lancelot arrives to vanquish the beast. The problem? The townsfolk have become quite accustomed to the tyrant, actually.
Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour’s audacious theatrical experiment will come as a shock — not least to the performer handed the script the moment they walk on stage.
A dangerous and delectable fable of love, ex-wives and monsters. Angela Carter’s feminist classic goes head-to-head with Bartok’s mighty opera in this cross-artform battle to the death.
Replaced by a suite of Swedish minimalist homewares, a pile of abandoned furniture awaits a trip to the tip. As the hour of judgement approaches, the hard rubbish decides it’s fightin’ time.