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CONTENTS

Introduction – 05 Unknown Neighbours – 08 Fierce – 10 The Nightingale and The Rose – 12

THE CENTRE OF THE THEATRICAL CONVERSATION

Polygraph – 14 Dybbuks – 16 Something Secret – 18 Perpetual Frustration Machine – 20 Short season special events – 22 Artist Development – 26 Tickets & Bookings – 28 Fundraising Events – 30 Planning Your Visit – 32 Your Support – 34

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SEASON 2018

Theatre works THE CENTRE OF THE THEATRICAL CONVERSATION

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For 38 years, Theatre Works has boasted some of the most innovative and radical thinking independent artists in Australia. Our St Kilda Parish has been a place where talented home-grown and national theatre practitioners come to hone their craft, stage their ideas and bring their voices and bold new visions to life. In our fractured political and social landscape, the arts are more important than ever. Theatre Works’ 2018 season presents a series of backdrops that respond to global fear and uncertainty and the desire for meaning and justice. These shows put a spotlight on the strange and unfamiliar, creating a conversation that is necessary and now. In 2018, we salute the new wave of creative talent lighting up our city while presenting some of our most seasoned veterans. Brave, beautiful and brilliant, they’re the future directors, industry innovators, and stars of our stage. In 2018 we present:

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As part of Theatre Works’ continual evolution, we give you access to these incredible minds and take you beyond the conventional theatre experience with our extra umbrella events, the Conversation Series and our sell-out Masterclasses. On behalf of the Theatre Works team and our resident artists we invite you to immerse yourself in Theatre Works’ 2018 season and take your part in the centre of the theatrical conversation.

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THE INVESTIGATORS

THEATRE WORKS, RANTERS THEATRE, CREATIVE VAQI & FOLA PRESENT

UNKNOWN NEIGHBOURS BY RANTERS THEATRE AS PART OF THE FESTIVAL OF LIVE ART (FOLA ) 13 MARCH - 18 MARCH

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DIRECTED BY Adriano Corese & Kyung-Sung Lee CO-PRODUCTION BY Ranters Theatre & Creative VaQi

Experience Theatre Works through new eyes in this intimate live art experience. Through personal experiences, reflections and cultural perspectives, five performers from Melbourne and Seoul will create connections to the spaces, streets and ambience in the area outside Theatre Works, linking the theatre to the social and cultural environment in which it sits. Part of the 2018 Festival of Live Art (FOLA), UNKNOWN NEIGHBOURS is a quirky and curious work of performance art that explores cross-cultural parallels through walking performance, breaking down and overcoming the limitations of traditional theatre. Known for uncovering the strange personal details that lie beneath the skin of social convention, Melbourne’s Ranters Theatre in collaboration with Creative VaQi from Seoul, South Korea, promise to lead audiences on a journey, engaging them with their surroundings until the ordinary becomes something else that both reflects what it emerged from and transcends it. “Lee’s greatest strength lies in his deep contemplation about life and society, his thorough deliberation about the social role of art, and, above all, his positive outlook and faith in humanity.” - Jin-A Lee on VaQi director, Kyung-Sung Lee, after winning the Theatre Critics Association Award for 2016

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“A stunning psychological as well as theatrical achievement.” - Emer O’Kelly, Irish Independent on Ranters Theatre


THE CONTENDER

THEATRE WORKS PRESENTS

FIERCE BY JANE E THOMPSON DIRECTED BY ALICE DARLING 28 MARCH – 8 APRIL

WORLD PREMIERE

WRITER Jane E Thompson DIRECTOR Alice Darling SET & COSTUME Sophie Woodward LIGHTING DESIGN Richard Vabre SOUND DESIGN Russell Goldsmith PRODUCTION DRAMATURG Iain Sinclair DRAMATURGY Raimondo Cortese Richard Murphet CAST Ellen Marning James Biasetto Tom Dent Izabella Yena

“What do you see when you see me? Me? You don’t know what to do with me. You have to do something with your body and you don’t know what to do with me... What is my body to you?” Suzie Flack has made it. Made it to the big league. The first female footballer to play professionally with the men. Which is why you haven’t heard of her; she doesn’t exist. FIERCE is a work of fiction: in sports where speed, strength, agility and power are necessary, no female has competed regularly against men at the highest level. FIERCE is an ode to the drama that is AFL football, masculine culture and a prevailing idea of ‘Australian-ness’ through the eyes of Suzie Flack. Intergenerational relationships, social isolations, gender bias and intimacy all framed by the intense and heightened world of men’s professional sport. What would happen if a woman was good enough to compete against men?

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THE QUEER

THEATRE WORKS & LITTLE ONES THEATRE PRESENT

THE NIGHTINGALE & THE ROSE BY OSCAR WILDE 30 MAY – 10 JUNE

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DIRECTOR Stephen Nicolazzo SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Eugyeene Teh LIGHTING DESIGNER Katie Sfetkidis SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER Daniel Nixon CAST Jennifer Vuletic Brigid Gallacher Justin Wang

“Some kill their love when they are young, and some when they are old; some strangle with the hands of lust, some with the hands of gold: THE KINDEST USE A KNIFE, because THE DEAD SO SOON GROW COLD.” Following their sold out and critically acclaimed The Happy Prince, Melbourne’s “leading light in indie theatre” (The Age), Little Ones, return to Theatre Works to revisit Oscar Wilde’s dark and humorous fairy tales with a haunting re-imagining of THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE. A lush gothic fable, THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE, explores the beauty of love, art, creation, and song from the perspective of an effervescent nightingale who hears the longing cries of a young student desperate to find a red rose to give to his sweetheart. On her quest to retrieve the red rose for the lovesick student, the nightingale is confronted with a haunting decision that will shake her and the very universe to its core, her life and voice for a red rose, or eternal heartbreak.

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Told through a highly stylised, bombastic, and queer aesthetic, Little Ones Theatre’s exploration of Oscar Wilde’s most bewitching and melancholic fairy tale will unpack the adult longing laced within Wilde’s poetic prose, highlighting idealistic and cynical perspectives of love with all his decadent symbolism and cheeky wit.


THE DYNAMIC

THEATRE WORKS & OPTICNERVE PRESENT

POLYGRAPH BY ROBERT LEPAGE & MARIE BRASSARD 19 JULY – 29 JULY

WRITERS Robert Lepage Marie Brassard DIRECTOR Tanya Gerstle DESIGNERS Russell Goldsmith Tanya Gerstle CAST Grant Cartwright Lachlan Woods Melissa Chambers

In this era of Post-Truth Politics, does lying need to be disguised anymore? Is the notion of truth a reality or only a perception? In POLYGRAPH, truth is on trial just as it is in our current political landscape. POLYGRAPH is a play noir: part metaphysical thriller, part murder mystery and part love story. Based on a series of interwoven true stories, the story unfolds as personal and political perspectives shift. Six years after being suspected of the brutal murder of his closest friend, Francois sets out to make a film about the incident. Teaming up with Lucie, an actress, and David, a criminologist in charge of polygraph examinations, Francois uncovers a series of unanswered questions with dire implications for everyone involved. Written by the globally-acclaimed director, playwright and actor, Robert Lepage and presented by the physically dynamic, boundary-pushing OpticNerve Performance Group, POLYGRAPH has been metamorphosed to reflect the perception of our changing global reality.

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“There can be no doubt that Polygraph is an amazing work. Conceptually it is spectacular. The action never lets up and there are surprises from beginning to end - immerse yourself in all its nuances and twists.” – BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

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THE POSSESSED

THEATRE WORKS & CHAMBER MADE PRESENT

Dybbuks A CHAMBER MADE WORK CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY SAMARA HERSCH 16 AUGUST – 26 AUGUST

WORLD PREMIERE

CONCEPT & DIRECTION Samara Hersch COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN Max Lyandvert LIGHTING AND SET DESIGN & PROJECT DRAMATURGY Paul Jackson SOUND DRAMATURGY Tamara Saulwick PERFORMERS Yoni Prior Karen Sibbing MUSICIANS Jenny Barnes - Vocals Carolyn Schofield Electronics Lizzy Welsh – Violin Aviva Endean – Clarinet CHOIR Yiddish Speaking Women From Melbourne’s Jewish Community

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In Yiddish mythology, dybbuks are the unresolved souls who seek to find form through living bodies. This new work from Chamber Made evokes the many ways that the dead inhabit female bodies through language, voice, memory and desire. DYBBUKS is a bilingual (Yiddish & English) contemporary theatre and music work created by lead artist Samara Hersch and collaborators together with three performers, a local Yiddish choir of inter-generational women and four female musicians. Part performance, part concert, part exorcism, DYBBUKS combines mythic stories, traditional Yiddish songs with contemporary composition to present a feminist reimagining of S.Ansky’s iconic Dybbuk story. Through original and traditional text, music, song and image, DYBBUKS deconstructs ideas of the possessed female body, exploring the way in which women across generations continue to embody, preserve and revive the dead. Samara Hersch is an Australian artist working across theatre, film and contemporary performance whose practice is concerned with subverting representations of the ‘other’ through politically and socially engaged work. Chamber Made makes original works located at the nexus of music, sound and performance. The company is renowned for redefining artform boundaries and producing works that emerge from a deep collaborative dialogue across artform disciplines. “[An] exceptional creative achievement by Chamber Made … a first-rate undertaking and a highly successful model for future collaboration” ★ ★ ★ ★ - ArtsHub on Another Other


THE ENSEMBLE

THEATRE WORKS & OPTICNERVE PRESENT

SOMETHING INCREDIBLY SECRET BY 2 OCTOBER – 28 OCTOBER

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Theatre Works is preparing to do something we’ve never done before. In October, we will be presenting a bold new work with a very unique twist. Watch this space for more details, but be sure to keep a night free in October for an epic evening in the theatre.

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THE CIRCUS

THEATRE WORKS PRESENTS

PERPETUAL FRUSTRATION MACHINE BY STEPHEN SEWELL & ZEBASTIAN HUNTER 7 DECEMBER – 23 DECEMBER

WORLD PREMIERE

WRITER Stephen Sewell DIRECTOR Zebastian Hunter PRODUCTION DESIGNER Stephanie Howe SOUND DESIGNER Ian Moorhead PRODUCTION MANAGER/ RIGGER/SET BUILDER Wayne Appleton CAST Adam O’Connor Alyssa Moore

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“The driving forces of human life seem to set us up for perpetual frustration. We want something – desire something - that once obtained disappoints and baffles. The apple is not as juicy, the smart jacket quite as smart, the fast car as fast, the marriage partner quite the fulfillment of your dreams. We thrash about looking for the real thing that seems tantalisingly close but just beyond our reach.” PERPETUAL FRUSTRATION MACHINE is an explosive and raw thrust into the human drives of our desires, combining text and the physical discipline of circus in an unstoppable thrill ride through life. Co-creators, Stephen Sewell and Zebastian Hunter, have imagined a circus drama that explores the current trend of instant fame and the common experience of desiring the unattainable. “There is an infinite void inside of us and it threatens to swallow us whole. This darkness tore into our beings the moment we conceived of ourselves as creatures of desire. Our desire, our longing for insignificant dreams. This destructive void seeks completion in our modern modes of success: recognition, money, violence, sex and domestic bliss. We all want everything and we want it now.” Four daring physical artists throw themselves against this destructive desire for darkness, embracing the poetry of Stephen Sewell’s text whilst taking the audience on an adventure from great heights. Comical, poignant, frenetic and poetic this joyous dance of daring circus invites you to cavort along with us until the world ends.


2018 SHORT SEASON SPECIAL EVENTS In 2018, we have curated a year of SHORT SEASON SPECIAL EVENTS to enrich and complement the themes and ideas within our central season. From tear-jerking tales of self-discovery to side-splitting fanfare, we are proud to present a wide variety of performances, all anchored by a wholesome serve of thought-provoking storytelling. Starting with the world premiere of a hilariously riotous and queered up Greek tragedy, Antigone X as part of the Midsumma Festival, the Theatre Works Parish doors will open to a head-banging Aussie cocktail of gender, queer agendas, genetics, and political leadership.

THEATRE WORKS AND ZEB FONTAINE THEATRE PRESENT

ANTIGONE X BY ZEB FONTAINE THEATRE 30 JANUARY – 4 FEBRUARY

HELLO, BEAUTIFUL! BY HANNIE RAYSON 1 MAY – 6 MAY

A riotous, queered-up version of one of the greatest Greek tragedies, Sophocles’ Antigone, comes crashing on the shores of St. Kilda and into Theatre Works. With beach balls, budgy smugglers, and narration from a washed up Cabaret singer replicating that of Taylor Mac after a hurricane, this contemporary work is a tragic farce which pokes serious fun at contemporary issues and politics. In the Midsumma tradition of mayhem and spectacle, Antigone X is a head-banging Aussie cocktail of gender, queer agendas, genetics, and political leadership.

Across May, playwright and author, Hannie Rayson, brings her comedic one-woman show to Theatre Works. Directed by Matthew Lutton and featuring select stories from her acclaimed novel Hello, Beautiful!, Rayson shares tales from an adventurous life to seek out the extraordinary in the everyday. Then, we present a compelling double bill, Elegy by Douglas Rintoul and Swansong by Connor McDermottroe, two intimate stories that will leave you breathless from riveting narrative tension and wonderfully heartfelt performances. In November, director John Kachoyan delivers a bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home in UK Playwright Jon Brittain’s brand new work, Rotterdam. Award-winning indie company, The Danger Ensemble, end the year with a bang with their critically acclaimed dystopian adaptation, The Hamlet Apocalypse. Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before, seven actors stage Hamlet on the eve of the apocalypse, asking us to consider what gives our lives meaning as their world ends.

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HELLO, BEAUTIFUL! is a funny, bighearted, one-woman show performed by one of Australia’s best-loved playwrights. Based on her best-selling memoir, HELLO, BEAUTIFUL! brings you a 60-minutes piece of Hannie Rayson’s sublime comic storytelling – true stories from an adventurous life, spiced with wit, tenderness, social observation and intimacy. In this warm, self-effacing and hilarious show, Hannie shares her experiences of seeking out extraordinary moments in the everyday, the allure of the road and Australia’s wide-open spaces, and the city that has always been her home.


THEATRE WORKS AND LAB KELPIE PRESENT

ELEGY BY DOUGLAS RINTOUL 16 MAY – 20 MAY

THEATRE WORKS AND RED HOT PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

SWANSONG BY CONNOR MCDERMOTTROE 16 MAY – 20 MAY (LATE SHOW)

THEATRE WORKS AND HOT MESS PRODUCTIONS PRESENT

ROTTERDAM BY JON BRITTAIN 21 NOVEMBER – 2 DECEMBER

THEATRE WORKS AND THE DANGER ENSEMBLE PRESENT

HAMLET APOCALYPSE BY THE DANGER ENSEMBLE 9 NOVEMBER – 18 NOVEMBER

Some stories are more powerful than others. He’s worried his isn’t powerful enough. Both an intimate character study and an edge-of-your-seat thriller, ELEGY fuses precision performance, an affecting soundscape and visual poetry to lure us into a playful, theatrical, humorous and personal world to reveal a story as powerful… as it is true “Compelling theatre that touches the hearts of us all.” ★★★★½ - Planet Arts “A disconcertingly powerful work.” ★★★★ - The Age

Meet Occi Byrne, the illegitimate child of a single mother in the Catholic west of Ireland. Shunned by church, state and family, Occi must fight his way to adulthood in a dog eat dog world. Violent, tragic and hauntingly tender, SWANSONG is the story of a lost soul from one of the masters of Irish drama. “Swansong is a mighty tour de force featuring an indisputable talent. What de Vanny brings to the stage is faultlessly executed” - Australian Theatre

It’s New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she’s gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one. Now Alice must face a question she never thought she’d ask... does this mean she’s straight? A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home, ROTTERDAM examines the labels society puts on people... But more importantly: the labels we put on ourselves. “Funny, engaging and sharply observant” – Guardian ★★★★ - Time Out London

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The HAMLET APOCALYPSE is a dystopia of the now generation, a silent party, a desperate plea, a rambunctious prayer. Seven actors stage Hamlet on the eve of the apocalypse. As the line between fiction and reality blurs; the actors, their characters and their worlds collide and are distilled into the simplest of human states. HAMLET APOCALYPSE showcases the power of death and the value of life. “This is one of those rare plays that both devastates and uplifts, and reminds us there’s something in live theatre that can’t be recreated elsewhere.” ★★★★½ – Daily Review

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THEATRE WORKS MELBOURNE FRINGE HUB

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS PROGRAM FOR EMERGING ARTISTS In 2018, Theatre Works continues its Associate Artist Program dedicated to emerging artists. The program presents six emerging artists from various disciplines with the opportunity to be seconded to a Theatre Works production in line with their field. Artists have the opportunity to engage in the artistic process and extend their professional networks. Artists also receive access to Theatre Works’ Creative Director and Artistic Advisory Panel to discuss their own work for potential presentation in 2019. Participants will be selected through a nationwide open call out process in January 2018.

13 -23 Sept 2018 In September, Theatre Works will transform itself into a hub for some of Melbourne’s best experimental, contemporary live art. We will be celebrating the diverse, the queer, the strange and the unexpected as we host double-billed events every night for 10 days. Stay tuned for more details!

Visit theatreworks.org.au for more.

MASTERCLASS SERIES IN 2018 THEATRE WORKS WILL CONTINUE TO BE A HUB FOR PERFORMING ARTS WITH MASTERCLASS SERIES FACILITATED BY SOME OF MELBOURNE’S MOST INNOVATIVE ARTISTS AND COMPANIES. Following sell-out 2017 masterclasses, Theatre Works will continue to partner up with critically-acclaimed performance group, OpticNerve for a series of dynamic masterclasses in 2018. Founded by Director Tanya Gerstle, OpticNerve is known for their distinctive ‘pulse’ methodology – a physical approach to the staging of narrative text. The year will be rounded out by a series of diverse Masterclasses encompassing PERFORMANCE WRITING and DIRECTING – led by some of Melbourne’s most distinguished and unique industry leaders. Participation is open to mid-career, emerging and entry level experience. BOOKINGS OPEN JANUARY 2018 P.26

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2018 MEMBERSHIPS

TICKETS & BOOKINGS BOOKINGS OPEN JANUARY 2018

THEATRE WORKS HAS YOUR YEAR OF ENTERTAINMENT ALL WORKED OUT VISIT THEATREWORKS.ORG.AU FOR MORE.

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STUDENT RUSH TICKETS** $15

With a Theatre Works membership, you receive phenomenal savings on your tickets year-round. By signing up for a Theatre Works Membership , you are helping us give the most ground-breaking artists the support that they need to create theatre that challenges, moves and inspires for the whole year. A Theatre Works membership gives you discounts on all tickets for our main season of supported works*. Pick a package that works for you and immerse yourself today! *Excludes extra events

All tickets incur a $2.50 booking fee (*) Seniors, pensioners, full-time students, MEAA members (**) Subject to availability. 30 minutes before performance. Must have full-time student/MEAA card

ENTERING THE PERFORMANCE Each patron must have their own valid Theatre Works ticket and will need to submit this ticket to the Usher at the theatre door before gaining entry to the performance. Due to the intimate nature of the theatre space most shows have a strict no latecomer policy and ticket holders will not be admitted into the theatre after the performance has commenced. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded due to late arrival. We recommend that you arrive at the theatre at least 15 minutes prior to the performance. PREVIEWS Previews are the exciting first performances leading up to Opening Night. Please note that directors may need to halt the performance for technical reasons. Previews are presented at a discount price to compensate for any possible technical issues that may arise.

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HOW TO BOOK

Theatre Works partners with Auslan Stage Left and Vision Australia to offer Auslan interpreted, audio described performances and pre-show tactile tours. See website for dates or discuss with our box office staff upon booking.

Book online at theatreworks.org.au and follow the subscriber options. Alternatively contact our Box Office line (03) 9534 3388 from 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

WHEELCHAIR AND MOBILITY ACCESS

You will receive an email confirmation of your subscription within 24 hours of your order. During the process you will have the option of choosing box office collection or having your tickets posted to you. Please note postage incurs a $2.50 fee.

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DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED JANUARY 2018

“It is not theatre that is indispensable, but something quite different. To cross the frontiers between you and me.” - Jerzy Grotowski In Theatre Works’ new series, SUNDAY CONVERSATIONS WITH HANNIE, Hannie Rayson, one of Australia’s most loved playwrights, sits down with icons of the Australian stage and screen, about how they have crossed those frontiers. What kind of life does one need to lead to be an actor, an artist, a visionary? What does it take? And what does it take from you? Join us throughout the year for one-of-a-kind panel experiences, exploring humble beginnings and extraordinary careers. All proceeds from these events go towards supporting Theatre Works. This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund.

FUNDRAISERS

THEATRE WORKS

SUNDAY CONVERSATIONS WITH HANNIE

ABUNDANCE 27 SEPTEMBER MEMO MUSIC HALL

On Thursday the 27th of September, an evening of revelry and merriment will commence. Wine will be poured; mouthwatering food platters will fill tables and stomachs and laughter will echo down Acland Street. The stars will take the stage, filling it with stories and song before the guests take the floor and dance the night away. We would love for you to join us for ABUNDANCE 2018, a night of entertainment, fine wine and gourmet food – all in support of THEATRE WORKS. Hosted by magnetic personalities and comedic maestros, the evening is bound to leave you short of breath before you’ve finished your first glass of wine. ABUNDANCE 2018 will also feature performances from multitalented musical sensations and stand-up comedians. This evening’s one-of-a-kind festivities will be rounded off by a DJ, turning the evening into a party that will stay with you for years to come! The night will include a silent auction, with all proceeds supporting THEATRE WORKS and our pursuit to actively encourage and champion artists to create with no boundaries, shaping the future of Australian theatre.

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At only $120 a ticket, ABUNDANCE 2018 is a night you can’t afford to miss. We invite you to be a part of an evening to remember, to share a laugh and a drink with the stars, your peers and your friends; but more importantly, we invite you to play an integral part in supporting Australian independent theatre.


YOUR VISIT EXPLORE ST KILDA We love St Kilda. The bayside suburb is one of Melbourne’s major tourist destinations. Acland St is a busy shopping precinct, lined with cafes, famous continental cake shops and fashion. Fitzroy Street is known for its restaurants, bars and live music venues. Theatre Works, being located on the corner of Acland Street and St Leonards Avenue, is in the midst of it all and makes for the perfect dinner + show experience.

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CLAYPOTS SEAFOOD BAR We also love Claypots and Gilgamesh Connections. They are long-time supporters of Theatre Works, providing our delicious oysters, seafood paella and borek; integral to the charm of Theatre Works’ Opening Nights. With live music in the side bar and a Mediterranean courtyard, their Barkly Street restaurant is the perfect dinner setting. Seafood Express is their takeaway venue on Fitzroy Street. Claypots Seafood Bar 2 13 Barkly St Seafood Express by Claypots 83 Fitzroy St CICCIOLINA A celebrated Acland Street fixture, Cicciolina is the place to go for simple, authentic Italian cuisine. 130 Acland St. DRINK

THE NELSON The Nelson is Theatre Works’ local haunt. Taking its name from the infamous Lord Nelson of the high seas, the venue is steered by the lovely Sasha who can serve you up a delicious rum cocktail with a twist. Also on the menu are mouth-watering share plates. A five-minute stroll from Theatre Works. 2/56 Acland St.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Theatre Works is easily reached by public transport. Tram and bus services provide regular stops and pick-ups within the Fitzroy and Acland Street shopping precincts, both just a short walk from Theatre Works. Tram: 12, 16 & 96

THE DOG’S BAR Since opening its doors in 1989 as one of Melbourne’s first real wine bars, Dog’s Bar has been a St Kilda institution. Providing quality food, wines and beers at affordable prices.

Buses: 600 Southland Shopping Centre to St Kilda Station / 623 Glen Waverley to St Kilda Station / 246 Elsternwick to Clifton Hill

54 Acland St. PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL The Prince of Wales Hotel is St Kilda’s classic pub with pool tables, diner style booths, affordable meals and an exciting menu of live music offerings. Enjoy a pint out in the sunshine and soak up the easy-going vibe pre or post show. 29 Fitzroy St. CAFE

THE GALLEON Another St Kilda institution, with charm to boot. Great coffee, brunch or hearty lunch spot where the staff make you feel right at home.

PARKING OPTIONS Parking is at a premium in St Kilda. We recommend arriving early and leaving yourself plenty of time to park. Free parking out the front of the building is extremely limited and street parking in the surrounding area is subject to signage. Alternatively, you could use the paid car parks located on Irwell and Belford Streets off Acland Street. Both are a short walk away from our home at 14 Acland Street.

9 Carlisle St. IL FORNAIO At the Fitzroy St end of Acland St, Il Fornaio serves delicious coffee, breakfasts and tempting baked goods for those with a sweet-tooth. 2C Acland St.

THEATRE WORKS BAR & BOX OFFICE HOURS The Theatre Works Box Office, Bar and Cafe is open 45 minutes prior to the scheduled show start time. Come in, collect your tickets, have a drink and chat with our friendly box office crew.


Your Support

BRAVO TO OUR THEATRE WORKERS

THEATRE WORKERS

THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT THEATRE WORKERS:

Theatre Works sits at the hearts of many people’s experience of love for theatre. It has entertained countless audiences and launched the careers of hundreds of artists. In 2018 Theatre Works will support over 300 artists through productions and artist development programs. Over 10,000 audience members are anticipated to walk through our doors this year alone. But we cannot do it without you. Each year, your donations make up to 15% of our funding. A donation to Theatre Works is an investment in the future of Australian theatre makers. Become a Theatre Worker today and receive a host of benefits from access to the Directors Circle, exclusive events and acknowledgment in all Theatre Works programs.

VISIONARY Jasmine Bruner CHAMPIONS Nancy Black Tom Buchan Michael Nossal Jo Porter Dr Alison Richards Rosalind Willett

AMBASSADOR | $5,000 +

GUARDIAN | $1,000 - $2,499

A season pass (The Works - eight shows); Access to the Directors Circle - the rehearsal room experience; first look at the 2019 program; acknowledgement in all programs. Hosted by Creative Director, the Directors Circle invites you into the rehearsal room to take part in the conversation with artists over an exclusive post show supper with wine.

Invitations to exclusive events; first look at the 2019 program; early bird booking privileges; acknowledgement in all programs.

CHAMPION | $2,500 - $4,999

Acknowledgement in all programs.

GUARDIANS Anonymous Margaret Bourke Tom Buchan Robert Buckingham Anonymous Daniel Clarke Kim Durban Uschi Felix Rosemary Forbes and Ian Hocking Rachel Griffiths Kate Hancock Andrew Hooper Dan Koop Ruth Krawat Virginia Lovett John Mulquiney Lawrence Mooney Josephine Ridge Meredith Rogers John Sheedy Andrew Straker Meg Upton Anonymous Rosemary Walls Willett Marketing

A half season pass (Workers choice – four shows); invitations to exclusive events; first look at the 2019 program; acknowledgement in all programs.

All donations are tax deductible Visit theatreworks.org.au for more or contact Theatre Works General Manager Dianne Toulson, gm@theatreworks.org.au // (03) 9534 4879

ADVOCATES Simon Abrahams Lynne Burgess Michelle Buxton & Andrew Walker

THEATRE WORKERS BENEFITS

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ADVOCATE | $500 - $999 Invitations to exclusive events; acknowledgement in all programs. SUPPORTER | $100 - $499

Alyson Campbell Phillip Evans Madeline Fogarty Party – Mim Bartlett, Christiana Colquhuon, Jennifer Johnstone, Caroline Lee, Georgina Slipper and Kylie Strange Tony Gilbee Alistair Hay Judy Heeps Suzanne Heywood Daniel Koop Erwin Lagura Michael Landvogt Wendy Lasica Maryanne Lynch Marshalls + Dent Lawyers Amanda Macri Dina Mann Ken McNamara

Alison Croggon Salvador Dinosaur Rhyll Dorrington Tanja Farman Greg Fleet Martin Foley Simon Gibbs Jock Given Vedran Hadzihalailovic Vivienne Halat Robert and Susan Hancock Caris Harper Kay Jamieson Sydney Kahn Richard Keddie Belinda Kelly Fleur Kilpatrick Charles La Rosa Andrew Martin Jillian Murray Martina Murray

Mikkel Mynster Roger Nelson David O’Brien Kaylene O’Neill Jerry Remkes and Anouk van Dijk Alison Richards Fiona Symonds Fiona Sweet Vivien Wertkin

Liam Nankervis Julie Nankervis Steven McIntosh Katie McLeish Chris Mier Roman Nakhamkes Douglas Orr Joan Philip Paige Rattray Hannie Rayson Michael Sheedy Professor Fiona Stanley AC Anne Stonier-Watson Kylie Strange Susan Strano Yana Taylor in memory of Bruce Keller, Rosie Lalevich, Margaret Cameron and Ben Grieve Yvonne Virsik Katy Warner

SUPPORTERS Peter Angelini Alice Benson Wilfred Bagg Nicole Beyer Lin Biner Judy Buchan Dr Isla Carboon Christopher Chaundy Christiana Colquhoun Karen Cosson

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Theatre Works respectfully acknowledges the Yalukit Willam Clan of the Boon Wurrung who are the traditional custodians of the land where Theatre Works is based. We pay our respect to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians who join us at Theatre Works.

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