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THE MINI MALTY. Your 3—show pass. -Because good things come in small packages.

LEAVE THE PATH IN 2013 We dare you. Take a risk. And come on an adventure with Malthouse Theatre. You never know, the unexpected might just blow you away.

Create your own Mini Malty — the 3-show pass with a bundle of benefits.

1. GREAT SAVINGS Save on individual ticket prices. The most you’ll pay for three shows is $147. 2. PLAN AHEAD Great shows have a way of coming and going before you know it. But with the Mini Malty you have your tickets in hand and the dates in your diary. 3. REGULAR CATCH-UPS WITH FRIENDS A Mini Malty is the perfect way to lock in a few regular catch-ups with friends, or date nights with your partner. 4. FLEXIBILITY It’s hard to commit ahead of time, so we’ll exchange your tickets if your plans change.* 5. GREAT SEATS By booking early, you’ll secure great seats and have your tickets to those sell-out shows well in advance. -Want to book for more than 3 shows and save even more? Subscribe to 5+ productions at



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CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Create your own Mini Malty by bundling together any 3 Season 2013 productions. Or choose from one of these packages we prepared earlier...

MALTHOUSE MADE Our signature Malthouse Theatre shows developed in the Engine Room.


‒ Dance of Death ‒ The Dragon ‒ The Shadow King

Engaging with current affairs (and we don’t mean stories about dodgy neighbours) these productions are sure to spark a post-show debate. ‒ Hate ‒ White Rabbit, Red Rabbit ‒ The Shadow King

HUMOUR ME Like your theatre peppered with laughs? Then these ones are for you. ‒ ‒ ‒

The Dragon Stories I Want to Tell You in Person Dance of Death

BUST-A-MOVE Sometimes we can say it all without saying a word… well not many words. ‒ 247 Days ‒ Skeleton ‒ Hard Rubbish

LIKE A VERSION A book, a film, a cartoon; they might be adaptations but they’re also entirely original theatre. ‒ The Bloody Chamber ‒ Persona ‒ Laser Beak Man


Following last year’s sell-out season of CIRCA comes the company’s latest heart-stopping production, Wunderkammer. Circus at its absolute best; the seemingly impossible combines with the poetic. Sexy, funny and explosive, Wunderkammer is a heady cocktail of circus, cabaret and vaudeville. Raising the stakes, this white-hot spectacle sees a diva melt into a rope, balloons and bubble wrap discover their artistic souls, as bodies twist and fly, morphing the very fabric of reality. 14 August — 1 September 2013 Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble Directed by Yaron Lifschitz

“White-hot, funny and sexy, these are super-human acrobats masquerading as mere mortals.” THE STAGE, UK “a show that awes and mesmerises... sexy and exciting” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD “faster, stronger, more extravagant and dangerous... jaw-dropping” THE AUSTRALIAN

SPECIAL OFFER! Exclusive to subscribers and Mini Malty package holders, book before 12 March to secure your tickets to Wunderkammer at 30% off!*


* Subject to availability

-A topical drama about powerful families and Australian politics

HATE By Stephen Sewell Directed by Marion Potts

Meet the Gleasons: well-heeled and well-known. United at the family homestead for a mysterious weekend, history, anguish and jealousy crack the Gleason’s perfect façade, revealing a family whose deep pockets have protected some very dark secrets. 25 years after its premiere, Stephen Sewell’s portrait of a monstrous patriarch who would be the country’s king remains startlingly relevant. This is an all-toofamiliar picture of Australian politics. PREVIEWS: 20 — 25 Feb IN SEASON: 27 Feb — 8 Mar With Ben Geurens, Glenda Linscott, Grant Piro, Sara Wiseman, William Zappa

-Bodies and objects collide in this pop-culture dance experience

SKELETON Choreographed by Larissa McGowan Directed by Sam Haren & Larissa McGowan

From the high heel to the BMX bike, from rigor mortis to The Karate Kid, this dangerous dance mash-up sees bodies and pop-cultural icons collide. An X-ray of the most curious kind, Skeleton plays paradoxically with the strength and vulnerability of the human body. Cutting to the quick with sharp angles and acute physical strength, the dancers’ very bones will be popping, locking and pulsing in place. PREVIEW: 14 Mar IN SEASON: 16 — 23 Mar With Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Lisa Griffiths, Marcus Louend, Larissa McGowan, Lewis Rankin 013



-A self-portrait told through arresting choreography

247 DAYS A new work by Chunky Move Choreographed by Anouk van Dijk

If we could observe ourselves in an unguarded moment, what would we see? In this world premiere, Chunky Move’s internationally acclaimed Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk melds what has already been with what could be, challenging us to examine those moments of true abandon. 247 Days will be a daring, innovative and unpredictable exploration of human dynamics within a shifting Australian landscape. PREVIEW: 15 Mar IN SEASON: 17 — 23 Mar With Leif Helland, Lauren Langlois, Alya Manzart, James Pham, Niharika Senapati, Tara Soh

DANCE MASSIVE 2013 A co-production with Chunky Move

-Wedded bliss meets marital hell in this sardonically comic play

DANCE OF DEATH By Friedrich Dürrenmatt English text by Tom Holloway Directed by Matthew Lutton

Living on an isolated island, Alice and Edgar’s marriage mirrors their surrounds: bleak, desolate and inescapable. Their hatred for each other has forged a bond stronger than any romance. As they move with delight from bout to bout, relishing each jab, it becomes clear that torment can form its own kind of love. Dance of Death is a blistering black comedy as brutally hilarious as a wrestling match refereed by Beckett. PREVIEWS: 18 — 23 Apr IN SEASON: 26 Apr — 12 May With Jacek Koman, Belinda McClory, David Paterson Proudly supported by Malthouse Theatre’s Future Fund

-A poetic thriller of intimacy and identity

PERSONA A Fraught Outfit production based on the film by Ingmar Bergman Conceived by Adena Jacobs, Dayna Morrissey & Danny Pettingill Directed by Adena Jacobs

One night, during a performance, an actress falls silent and, from that point on, refuses to speak. The nurse assigned to her recovery takes her to a remote seaside cottage. However, this safe house transforms into a site of terror and isolation, as patient and nurse grow indistinguishably close. Following universal praise in 2012, Malthouse Theatre remounts this astonishing re-imagining of Ingmar Bergman’s iconic film. IN SEASON: 27 Jun — 14 Jul With Meredith Penman, Daniel Schlusser, Karen Sibbing

-A witty, music-filled fairytale of heroes and villains

THE DRAGON By Evgeny Shwarz Adaptation by Toby Schmitz Music & Lyrics by Tripod Directed by Marion Potts

When Lancelot stumbles upon a village notorious for being oppressed by a terrible dragon, it seems that the villagers don’t need a hero after all. In fact, they have made their peace with their tyrant and the impositions he makes, including the annual human sacrifice! Starring Tripod as the three-headed dragon, this uproarious musical satire hides a keen-witted exploration of political corruption and the perils of complacency. PREVIEWS: 27 Jun — 2 Jul IN SEASON: 4 — 14 Jul With Jimi Bani, John Leary, Nikki Shiels, Tripod as The Dragon Proudly supported by Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

-An unnerving comedy of human freedom that defies national boundaries

WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT By Nassim Soleimanpour Project Curator Janice Muller

By refusing to do national service, Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour had his passport cancelled. Yet his play navigates the globe in a way that he could not. White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is an audacious theatrical experiment that will come as a shock – not least to the actor handed the script the moment they walk on stage. In this internationally acclaimed work, a different actor will perform each night, journeying with the audience into the unknown, stumbling upon the humorous, terrifying and utterly human. IN SEASON: 23 Jul — 3 Aug

-A dangerous and delectable fable of love and ex-wives

THE BLOODY CHAMBER By Angela Carter Directed by Matthew Lutton Music by David Chisholm Performance Text by Van Badham

When a young girl marries a much older man, she dreams of wealth, glamour and elegance. But she quickly realises that all is not what it seems. Abandoned by her husband on their wedding night, he offers her instead the keys to the castle - so long as she doesn’t step into the forbidden room... Lavish and chilling, this sensuous production delves into the infamous legend of Bluebeard, bringing to life the tale of the aristocrat and his ‘missing’ wives. PREVIEWS: 2 — 5 Aug IN SEASON: 7 — 10 Aug With Alison Whyte

-With all her charm, will fortune favour the psychic?

STORIES I WANT TO TELL YOU IN PERSON Written & Performed by Lally Katz Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks

For more than a decade, playwright Lally Katz has been trekking off to the furthest coasts of the imagination and returning with her findings. Now she introduces to the stage one of her most unexpected subjects: herself. Breathing life into the cast of characters encountered on the quest to cure her curses — from fortune tellers to mystics to Mississippi evangelicals — she might be known for delving into fantasy, but this show will prove art imitates life. PREVIEWS: 9 — 12 Aug IN SEASON: 14 — 25 Aug A co-production with Belvoir

Proudly supported by Avant Card

-Object puppeteers battle a slender, blonde Scandinavian

HARD RUBBISH Original Concept Men of Steel Created by Hamish Fletcher, Jared Lewis, Phillip McInnes, Ian Pidd, Tamara Rewse & Sam Routledge

It only takes the threat of a trip to the tip for this household of furniture to come to life. Soon to be replaced by a suite of Swedish minimalism, a pile of unloved old furniture has just learnt it’s destined for the council tip. As the hour of their removal approaches, the hard rubbish comes out swinging against their Nordic counterparts. This riotous production will have the young and young at heart rethinking the most ordinary household objects. PREVIEWS: 12 — 17 Sep IN SEASON: 19 Sep — 6 Oct Proudly supported by The Danielle & Daniel Besen Foundation A co-production with Strut & Fret and Men of Steel



8 TO 10

-The greatest epic about nation, told as an epic about our nation

THE SHADOW KING Co-Created by Tom E. Lewis & Michael Kantor Associate Director Isaac Drandic

This majestic reworking of Shakespeare’s King Lear, performed in a mixture of modern English and the performers’ own Indigenous languages, brings together some of the country’s finest creative talents. Employing this timeless tragedy to speak to the history and current circumstances of Indigenous Australia, The Shadow King is unmissable theatre of a scale and significance to match the land upon which it is made. PREVIEWS: 8 — 11 Oct IN SEASON: 15 — 27 Oct A co-production with Melbourne Festival in association with Sydney Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Festival and Brisbane Festival

With Jada Alberts, Jimi Bani, Frances Djulibing, Rarriwuy Hick, Tom E. Lewis, Natasha Wanganeen Proudly supported by the Tom Kantor Fund, Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative

-A journey into the realms of heroism, imagination and humanity

LASER BEAK MAN Directed & Devised by Bruce Gladwin Devised by Back to Back Theatre Ensemble, Tim Sharp & David Woods Inspired by Tim Sharp’s drawings of Laser Beak Man

Following the internationally acclaimed Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, comes Back to Back Theatre’s latest excursion to the limits of theatrical wonder - an innovative work inspired by the cartoon creations of Tim Sharp, a 23-year-old artist with autism. Through a room of hopeful actors auditioning for the role as the Lyrca-wearing superhero, Laser Beak Man explores what it means to be ‘special’ – that secret belief we’re all guilty of – that somehow we’re just a little bit invincible. A co-production with Back to Back Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company

PREVIEWS: 13 — 14 Nov IN SEASON: 16 Nov — 1 Dec

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Wunderkammer (before 12 March 2013)

Wunderkammer (after 12 March 2013)

These reduced ticket rates for Wunderkammer are available subject to availability. Wunderkammer must be added onto a Mini Malty. It cannot form one of the three productions constituting the package. *Preview pricing does not apply to these productions.

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