Directed by Peter Mountford.
GASWORKS ARTS PARK
GASWORKS ARTS PARK PRESENTS
MIDSUMMA AT GASWORKS 21 JAN - 8 FEB 2020
“A stunning depiction of life, love, trust and balance.” GRAHAM ST
★★★★★ Ed Fest Magazine
“The audience have spoken: You & I is a must-see.”
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21 - 25 JANUARY
Performed by Jeanette Cronin.
YOU & I
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This highly acclaimed one-woman show retraces the remarkable steps, struggles, and triumphs of a truly fearless movie legend. From a fledgling stage actress to a glittering movie icon, Queen Bette tells the whole story. Bette Davis battled against Studios to gain independence as an artist, had four husbands, won two Oscars and developed an enduring reputation as the biggest bitch in Hollywood.
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"The Queen has no hour for love."
BOOKINGS & INFORMATION
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CASUS CIRCUS, CLUSTER ARTS & GASWORKS ARTS PARK PRESENT
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G.BOD THEATRE PRESENTS
★★★★★ Voice Mag UK
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DANKS STREET FREE PARKING ON GRAHAM AND PICKLES STREETS
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GASWORKS ARTS PARK CNR GRAHAM AND PICKLES STREETS ALBERT PARK VIC 3206 TRAM ROUTE 1, STOP 31 Front cover image from Big Glittery Sh!tshow. Image by Chris Bennett, Underground Media
Image by Richard Hedger
22 - 25 JANUARY International award-winning company Casus Circus comes to Melbourne for a Midsumma exclusive season of You & I. An exhilarating feat of skill celebrating identity and the loving relationship between two men using daring acrobatics, intimate trapeze and dance. This unashamedly authentic journey reveals a fresh narrative where gay stories are not consumed by tragedy but filled with conviction and acceptance. This performance is proudly supported by Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and The Gasworks Foundation Patrons Fund. Image by Katie Bennett ©
CELEBRATING EVERYTHING QUEER!
BIG GLITTERY SH!TSHOW GASWORKS ARTS PARK Winners of Gasworks Circus Showdown 2019. Strap in and strap on with Jack Wilde & Shona Cona for a hilariously sexy, jaw-dropping circus spectacle, overflowing with glitter, cupcake frosting, and a sassy attitude. Image by Chris Bennett, Underground Media
DEEP SOULFUL SWEATS
THE CAMPAIGN GAVIN ROACH
Back by popular demand! Roll up one and all, and take a peek behind the curtain of Cabaret Abnormal… if you dare! JINXED! will unleash the glam clowns, vaudevillians and circus trash to bring you a delectable creepshow. After its hugely successful debut at the Melba Spiegeltent, this high-energy cabaret blends circus and burlesque with a live band, to create the best kind of chaos.
Exorcise through exercise
The Campaign, written by awardwinning playwright, Campion Decent and directed by Peter Blackburn, tells an emotionally-charged real-life story of the 1988 arrests of activists who rallied to decriminalise sexual activity between consenting male adults in Tasmania.
The turkey slap in the face you've been waiting for.
Image by Alexis Desaulniers-Lea Photography
PLAYREADINGS “Hilarious, stupid fun!” The Oz Gazette
The critically acclaimed production by Citizen Theatre
When The Light Leaves is a new Australian play by Rory Godbold that explores how people navigate the complex reality of facing an uncontrollable, painful death. Terminal brain cancer has forced Dan to decide how he wants the end of his life to be. Despite his supportive partner, wellintentioned sister and nurse who comforts by-the-book – no one can give him what he needs. It’s time Dan chooses how he goes.
frankly very unusual, the whole evening was magnificent.” - Freya Parr, Rotunda Media
Not your average storytime
Image by Suzanne Balding
GASWORKS ARTS PARK & ANGUS CAMERON
Hosted by PO PO MO CO's resident Drag Kings and lords of daggy dad dance - Mark, Gavin and Keith - this is a theatrical ride for the whole family. Expect dancing, lip syncs, giant puppets and Melbourne's cheekiest drag queen.
A Reading of a New Work by the 2019 Playtime Award winner. Over the years, four gay men criss-cross lives, drifting across continents; from saunas, to drag shows, to beats & doofs. But what are they looking for and why is the sex so important?
YOUR RAINBOW ARTS HUB
Australian premiere of Frances Poet's Adam. If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice. A remarkable true story of a young trans man's search for his place to call home.
4 - 8 FEB
From the team that brought you Baby Bi Bi Bi comes the preview of a new comedy musical about the roles we play in and outside of our queer communities. Expect fosse, fashion, and just a much contour as carabiners. Image by Ryan Carr
THE CAMPAIGN IN PROCESS
Image by Suzanne Balding
A NEW MUSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Image by Stu Brown
ADAM BY FRANCES POET
GIRLS ARE HOT
29 JAN - 1 FEB
22 JAN - 1 FEB
“10 out of 10 for fun” Weekend Notes
Accompanying the Victorian premiere of Campion Decent's play, The Campaign, this exhibition of works by Nathan Smith depicts the artistic process of rehearsing the theatrical work as well as Smith's own responses to the story, themes and people that pioneered the Tasmanian gay law reform campaigns. Image by Nayt Housman
Image by David Thai
21JAN - 8 FEB
Image by Ali Choundhry
PACKED HOUSE PRODUCTIONS & GASWORKS ARTS PARK
31JAN -1 FEB “Bold and
ONCE UPON A DRAG STORYTIME PO PO MO CO & GASWORKS ARTS PARK
QUEER PLAYWRITING AWARD SHOWCASE
This unique night of theatre features short excerpts from finalists: Jamila Main, Bradford Elmore, Maeve Marsden, & Margot Morales Tanjutco. Experience new work, engage with playwrights and have your say in the Award selection.
An open invitation for anyone and everyone to come together and exorcise through exercise. A guided astrological dance, DSS creates collective experiences for audiences to come together in ecstatic, inclusive and unrehearsed performance with no spectators. Framed by a tongue-in-cheek approach to the zodiac, it is an immersive ritual for all. No dance or performance experience required. Wear clothes you can move in! Image by Phill Kitt
GASWORKS ARTS PARK & MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL
WHEN THE LIGHT LEAVES
“..a moving and nuanced fourhander, featuring elegant design and emotionally charged performances” Cameron Woodhead The Age
DEEP SOULFUL SWEATS & GASWORKS ARTS PARK
Image by Nathan Smith
Complete program for the Midsumma Festival at Gasworks Arts Park.