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Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse Theatre Malthouse Theatre is contemporary, boundary-pushing theatre. We cultivate Australian talent and curate irreverent, courageous, live experiences.

We collaborate with local and international artists to create work that puts provocative, entertaining and authentic human experiences on stage. We champion artistic and cultural diversity; we advocate for alternative points of view. We are the voice of the other. The theatre we produce explores Melbourne and Australia, personally, socially and politically. We cultivate Australian talent and curat

We collaborate with local and international artists to create work that puts provocative, entertaining and authentic human experiences on stage. We champion artistic and cultural diversity; we advocate for alternative points of view. We are the voice of the other. The theatre we produce explores Melbourne and Australia, personally, socially and politically. We cultivate Australian talent and curat

Operating as usual

Are you a professional dramaturg or theatre maker who loves supporting new work and artists? If you answered yes, you co...
04/08/2022

Are you a professional dramaturg or theatre maker who loves supporting new work and artists? If you answered yes, you could be our New Work Manager!

A senior role in the artistic and programming team, the New Work Manager supports and leads the many commissions at Malthouse Theatre, curates the artist development programs in The Engine Room, and works closely with the executive on the programming of the annual theatre season.

Applications close 4 Sept. Apply now > malthousetheatre.com.au/careers

#nowhiring #malthousetheatre

['Tolstoy’s] Anna was very much the warning that if you have a passionate nature and you act outside the conformed value...
04/08/2022
From online trolls to frozen peas: playwright Suzie Miller on the ‘harrowing’ cost of shaming

['Tolstoy’s] Anna was very much the warning that if you have a passionate nature and you act outside the conformed values you’re dead, basically. You can’t exist. But I wanted to find a way that my Anna could exist.' – Suzie Miller, playwright

Read The Age interview with Suzie Miller & Caroline Craig > bit.ly/3Jx6lP2

Everyone loves a tall poppy being cut down, especially a woman. Anna K starts 12 August. Book now > bit.ly/MTAnnaK

#annak #malthousetheatre #theatremelbourne

As a TV journalist in the world premiere of Anna K, Caroline Craig knows something of what her character goes through.

📢 Calling all marketing superstars! 🌟We're looking for a Campaign Marketing Coordinator to develop and deliver dynamic a...
01/08/2022

📢 Calling all marketing superstars! 🌟

We're looking for a Campaign Marketing Coordinator to develop and deliver dynamic and innovative data-driven campaigns across our channels to support the delivery of Malthouse productions.

If you've got organisation skills, a keen eye for detail, with tons creative ideas to boot—we want you!

Applications close 22 August. Apply ASAP! > malthousetheatre.com.au/careers

#nowhiring #malthousetheatre

Are you a collaborative and engaged IDEA professional with an excellent understanding of equity & inclusion in theory an...
29/07/2022

Are you a collaborative and engaged IDEA professional with an excellent understanding of equity & inclusion in theory and practice?

If you answered yes, we want you!

We're on the hunt for an Equity & Inclusion Officer to strengthen Malthouse's internal capacity to operationalise its values around equity, inclusion, and access, and embrace its commitment to being a safe and rewarding company for all staff, artists, creatives, and audiences.

Applications close 22 August. Apply now > malthousetheatre.com.au/careers

#nowhiring #malthousetheatre

NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Images of Anna Kay & her yet-to-be-identified friends have just been released. Stay tuned as we continue...
29/07/2022

NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Images of Anna Kay & her yet-to-be-identified friends have just been released. Stay tuned as we continue to report on TV journalist Anna Kay's brutal fall from grace.

We do wonder Anna, was the truth really worth it?

#annak #fakenews

Suzie Miller's searing new play Anna K is an empowered portrait of a female news presenter who defies the status quo & then finds herself in the eye of a media witch hunt.

Inspired by Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Miller's work is an interrogation of the historical mores that women can't break free from still to this day.

Anna K starts 12 August. Book tickets now > bit.ly/MTAnnaK

#malthousetheatre #whatsonmelb #theatremelbourne

Everyone loves a classic with a twist. Complete your evening with our Looking for Alibrandi Drink Specials. 🥂Don't miss ...
26/07/2022

Everyone loves a classic with a twist. Complete your evening with our Looking for Alibrandi Drink Specials. 🥂

Don't miss your chance to try our Homemade 'Passata' Bloody Mary or a Negroni Sbagliato—Grab 'em while you can at The Malthouse Bar until 31 July. 🍅✨

#themalthousebar #lookingforalibrandi

Before Suzie Miller's Anna K starts at Malthouse next month, check out her award-winning play Prima Facie starring Jodie...
22/07/2022
NT LIVE: Prima Facie | Palace Cinemas

Before Suzie Miller's Anna K starts at Malthouse next month, check out her award-winning play Prima Facie starring Jodie Comer from its recent UK season.

Prima Facie is in Palace Cinemas with National Theatre Live from 23 – 27 July. Book now > https://bit.ly/3PIakup

#primafacie #annak #whatsonmelbourne
Palace Cinemas National Theatre

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

15/07/2022
Looking for Alibrandi / A message from Melina Marchetta

It's been almost three decades since Melina Marchetta's classic novel, Looking for Alibrandi first hit shelves. In that time, it has become a best-seller and holds a special place in the hearts of many Australians. Now, for the first time ever, the beloved story has been brought to life on the mainstage in Vidya Rajan's passionate rendering.

Looking for Alibrandi is on stage now. Book tickets > bit.ly/MTAlibrandi22

Get your copy of Looking for Alibrandi's 30th anniversary edition > bit.ly/3ANvm5V

#lookingforalibrandi #malthousetheatre #melinamarchetta

Penguin Books Australia Belvoir St Theatre Melina Marchetta

Buona fortuna to the Looking for Alibrandi team for their Opening Night this evening 🍅The story of creating Looking for ...
13/07/2022

Buona fortuna to the Looking for Alibrandi team for their Opening Night this evening 🍅

The story of creating Looking for Alibrandi has been anything but easy. During the rehearsal period, the full cast and director were in the room together for a total of 9 days due to illness. We ran bump in and tech with less than 50% of the production and technical team.

Tonight is the second performance with the full cast on stage.

Over 65% of the team including cast, creatives, and production staff have had COVID between rehearsals starting on 6 June and Opening Night. A special mention to Clarisse as understudy, who stepped in during tech and preview performances and has given her all to the show. We are so proud to see this work on stage, and even prouder of the team for pushing through and creating something so special.

Book now before it sells out > bit.ly/MTAlibrandi22

📷 Jeff Busby & Tamarah Scott

#lookingforalibrandi #season2022 #malthousetheatre

Immerse yourself in the world of Looking for Alibrandi with these drink specials inspired by the beloved classic. 🍅🥂✨Try...
12/07/2022

Immerse yourself in the world of Looking for Alibrandi with these drink specials inspired by the beloved classic. 🍅🥂✨

Try our Homemade 'Passata' Bloody Mary or have a Negroni Sbagliato—Available at The Malthouse Bar from tomorrow night.

#themalthousebar #lookingforalibrandi

Congratulations to the amazing Because The Night set & sound design teams for their Green Room Award wins! 🌟🏆 OUTSTANDIN...
12/07/2022

Congratulations to the amazing Because The Night set & sound design teams for their Green Room Award wins! 🌟

🏆 OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
Dale Ferguson, Marg Horwell, Matilda Woodroofe / Because The Night
👏 OUTSTANDING COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN
J. David Franzke / Because The Night

We're so proud of you! Catch the full livestream of the 39th Annual Green Room Awards ceremony here > www.greenroom.org.au

11/07/2022
Adapting Alibrandi (18 Jul) / Panel Discussion

Special Announcement / Looking for Alibrandi film actor Pia Miranda will be joining the panel for Adapting Alibrandi on Monday 18 July.

In a special collaboration between the Wheeler Centre and Malthouse Theatre, Pia Miranda joins author Melina Marchetta, playwright Vidya Rajan, and director Stephen Nicolazzo to discuss Looking for Alibrandi’s journey from page to screen to stage, the art of adaptation, and the enduring impact of this Australian classic.

Book now > bit.ly/AdaptingAlibrandi22

#lookingforalibrandi #malthousetheatre
The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas

'What surprises me now is that it has stood the test of time, that a young person today can relate to this book so much'...
07/07/2022
Finding Alibrandi: Australia’s favourite teenage rebel gets a 2022 makeover

'What surprises me now is that it has stood the test of time, that a young person today can relate to this book so much' — Melina Marchetta

Author Melina Marchetta, director Stephen Nicolazzo, and our Josie, Chanella Macri chat about the celebrated story 30 years on and the upcoming stage adaptation.

Read now >bit.ly/3IkvThu

Looking for Alibrandi starts 9 July. Book now > bit.ly/MTAlibrandi22

#lookingforalibrandi #malthousetheatre #season2022

Melina Marchetta had long said no to a stage adaptation of her much-loved book - until Stephen Nicolazzo came calling.

Looking for Alibrandi starts this Saturday! Take a look inside the rehearsal room. Passata isn't the only thing this tal...
04/07/2022

Looking for Alibrandi starts this Saturday! Take a look inside the rehearsal room. Passata isn't the only thing this talented team is cooking up 🍅

Book tickets now > bit.ly/MTAlibrandi22

#lookingforalibrandi #malthousetheatre #theatremelbourne

'In February of 1984, Playbox Theatre Company had lost their theatre in a massive fire. The Playbox team commenced the s...
01/07/2022

'In February of 1984, Playbox Theatre Company had lost their theatre in a massive fire. The Playbox team commenced the search for a new home.'

Learn the history behind 113 Sturt Street and how The Malthouse came to be. Discover The Stories of M > bit.ly/113SturtStreet

#storiesofm

In 2022, we ask you to celebrate the stories you’ve experienced and support those untold. Stories on stage, stories in t...
28/06/2022

In 2022, we ask you to celebrate the stories you’ve experienced and support those untold. Stories on stage, stories in the foyer, stories over a drink, stories behind the curtain, stories shared in an open sky and stories experienced in the dark.

We invite you to amplify the voices yet to be empowered, to write the narratives yet to be uncovered and stage works yet to be imagined.

Support us today and help us write the next Story of M > bit.ly/MTSOM22

#malthousetheatre #storiesofm

Malthouse is the home of stories. Stories untold; stories well-loved; stories remixed; stories from the margins and the ...
26/06/2022

Malthouse is the home of stories. Stories untold; stories well-loved; stories remixed; stories from the margins and the middle.

When you donate to Malthouse, your support goes to one of six key areas: Audience access & Inclusivity, New Theatre, Indigenous Voices, Artist Development, Education, and our new digital archive—Stories of M.

Help us write the next Story of M ✍️. Donate now > bit.ly/MTSOM22

#malthousetheatre #StoriesofM

Missed out on all the laughs last night?Don't worry we've still got two more nights of Just For Laughs Australia: Live! ...
24/06/2022

Missed out on all the laughs last night?

Don't worry we've still got two more nights of Just For Laughs Australia: Live! Grab your chance to be in the audience for the filming of an iconic Australian comedy series. 🎬🎉

Book now. Tickets selling fast > bit.ly/JustForLaughsLive

📸: Nick Robertson

#justforlaughs

The Looking for Alibrandi playlist is now on Spotify! Specially curated by the show's cast & creative team, the playlist...
22/06/2022

The Looking for Alibrandi playlist is now on Spotify! Specially curated by the show's cast & creative team, the playlist features adored Italian standards & nostalgic 90s tunes. We hope it will have you boogieing all the way to the show's opening next month.

Listen now > spoti.fi/3ObomE3

Looking for Alibrandi starts 9 July. Tickets selling fast. Book now > bit.ly/MTAlibrandi22

#lookingforalibrandi #malthousetheatre #spotifyplaylist

Join the audience for Dane Simpson's Didgeridoozy! The Malthouse Standup Series showcases eight of Australia’s best come...
17/06/2022

Join the audience for Dane Simpson's Didgeridoozy!

The Malthouse Standup Series showcases eight of Australia’s best comedians in their hilarious individual stand up specials. Filming for Paramount+, be part of our audience to see these comedy greats do their funniest gear and get a behind the scenes look at how a major standup special is recorded.

Don't miss out > bit.ly/Didgeridoozy22

16/06/2022
Malthouse Theatre | Stories of M

Support Malthouse this year to illuminate our past and support our future.

To date, we have shared 650 stories with audiences on our stage, and hundreds more that have been developed through commissioning and script development, behind the scenes.

Donate today and help support stories on stage and in development.
Help us write the next Story of M ✍️ > bit.ly/MTSOM22

#malthousetheatre #StoriesofM

🎥: EINWICK Studios

Get ready for 6 shows, 3 nights featuring over 30 of your fave comedians as Just For Laughs Australia: Live performs in ...
16/06/2022

Get ready for 6 shows, 3 nights featuring over 30 of your fave comedians as Just For Laughs Australia: Live performs in Melbourne for the first time! 🎙✨

Don't miss your chance to be in the audience of the filming of an iconic Australian comedy series. Book now > bit.ly/JustForLaughsLive

#JustForLaughs

The cult classic Looking for Alibrandi film is out now on Netflix! Cook your favourite pasta dish, snuggle up on the sof...
15/06/2022

The cult classic Looking for Alibrandi film is out now on Netflix! Cook your favourite pasta dish, snuggle up on the sofa & enjoy a night in with the Alibrandi family before the show hits our stages on Friday 8 July.

Watch the film now > netflix.com/au/title/81610966

#lookingforalibrandi #malthousetheatre

Image: Columbia Pictures

Are you a seasoned production professional with expertise in the performing arts? Got excellent interpersonal skills wit...
15/06/2022

Are you a seasoned production professional with expertise in the performing arts? Got excellent interpersonal skills with a talent for managing large teams? We want to hear from you!

✍️ We're on the hunt for our next Production Manager.
Apply now > malthousetheatre.com.au/careers

#NowHiring

Join us on Monday 18 July for Adapting Alibrandi, a panel discussion in partnership with The Wheeler Centre. Hosted by B...
09/06/2022

Join us on Monday 18 July for Adapting Alibrandi, a panel discussion in partnership with The Wheeler Centre.

Hosted by Brodie Lancaster, the panel features Looking for Alibrandi's author Melina Marchetta, playwright Vidya Rajan & director Stephen Nicolazzo. Together they'll discuss the journey from page to screen to stage, the art of adaptation, and the enduring impact of this Australian classic.

Book now > bit.ly/AdaptingAlibrandi22

#malthousetheatre #thewheelercentre #lookingforalibrandi

Tickets are now on sale to the public for our final three Season 2022 shows: Suzie Miller's Anna K (12 Aug – 4 Sep), sta...
08/06/2022

Tickets are now on sale to the public for our final three Season 2022 shows:

Suzie Miller's Anna K (12 Aug – 4 Sep), starring Caroline Craig. Book now > bit.ly/MTAnnaK

Ra Chapman's award-winning comedy K-BOX (2 – 18 Sep). Book now > bit.ly/MTKBOX22

Monsters (24 Nov – 11 Dec), a collaboration with Stephanie Lake Dance Company, starring Pamela Rabe. Book now > bit.ly/MTMonsters22

#malthousetheatre #season2022 #whatsonmelb

Congratulations to the amazing Because The Night & S.S. Metaphor cast, technical, and creative teams for their Green Roo...
07/06/2022

Congratulations to the amazing Because The Night & S.S. Metaphor cast, technical, and creative teams for their Green Room Awards nominations! We're so proud of you.

✏️ OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN
Dale Ferguson, Marg Horwell, Matilda Woodroofe / Because The Night
✨ OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN
Amelia Lever-Davidson / Because The Night
🎼 OUTSTANDING COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN
J. David Franzke / Because The Night
🌟 OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
Because The Night
🎭 OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
Natalie Gamsu / S.S. Metaphor

See the full list of Noms here > bit.ly/MalthouseGRA
#greenroomawards

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On the Couch features Hannah Monson - who can be seen in the stage adaptation of Melina Marchetta's Looking for Alibrandi - currently playing at the Malthouse Theatre until 31 July 2022. Image: Hannah Monson (supplied)
Designing the roof for Malthouse Theatre summer season was a real privilege. We had to retrofit an existing truss which meant quite a bit of engineering work, but we think this floating beauty came up well. https://www.pattons.com.au/shop/item/malthouse-theatre-outdoor-stage-roof
Anne-Marie Peard takes a look at Malthouse Theatre's production of Looking for Alibrandi - currently playing in the Merlyn Theatre until 31 July 2022. Image: Chanella Macri and Lucia Mastrantone feature in Looking for Alibrandi – photo by Jeff Busby
"I'm a second generation Italo-Australian and grew up with these feelings of disconnection with Australian traditions. I distinctly remember inviting friends over from school to a “tomato day” and them believing that my family did this because they couldn’t afford to buy them from the store." Looking for Alibrandi runs at the Malthouse Theatre until July 31.
“It’s hard to have that internal self-respect as a brown girl,” says comedian and writer Vidya Rajan ahead of the opening of her adaptation of 'Looking for Alibrandi' at the Malthouse Theatre. “Nothing tells you to have that internal compass – you’re often left seeking validation from external structures.”
Just announced: Pia Miranda will be joining next week's Adapting Alibrandi panel at Malthouse Theatre! 🍅 https://bit.ly/3PaDLVi ⁠ Thirty years after Looking for Alibrandi’s release, Melina Marchetta's beloved novel is being adapted for the stage. Next week, we celebrate Alibrandi’s enduring story in a special discussion at Malthouse Theatre about the journey from page to screen to stage with Melina Marchetta, playwright Vidya Rajan, director Stephen Nicolazzo and - just announced today - the iconic film's star Pia Miranda. ⁠ ⁠ 🎟️ Secure your tickets, and join us for a conversation about the art of adaptation and the enduring impact of this Australian classic.⁠ https://bit.ly/3PaDLVi
Looking for Alibrandi opens at Malthouse Theatre this week in a new adaptation of the iconic novel and film by Vidya Rajan, directed by NIDA alumnus Stephen Nicolazzo (Directing, 2010). The show also stars NIDA alumna Jennifer Vuletic (Acting, 1984) and will head to Belvoir St Theatre Theatre in Sydney from 1 October. #NIDAalumni #theatre
“It’s hard to have that internal self-respect as a brown girl,” says comedian and writer Vidya Rajan ahead of the opening of her adaptation of 'Looking for Alibrandi' at the Malthouse Theatre. “Nothing tells you to have that internal compass – you’re often left seeking validation from external structures.”
Melina Marchetta’s best-selling novel and beloved Australian cult film, Looking for Alibrandi, comes to the stage for the first time, and will premiere at the Malthouse Theatre this July, before a season at Sydney's Belvoir St Theatre in October. Image: Chanella Macri stars in Looking for Alibrandi – photo by Kristian Gehradte
On the Couch features John Marc Desengano - who stars in the Malthouse Theatre's production of Looking For Alibrandi - which will be presented in the Merlyn Theatre from 9 July 2022. Image: John Marc Desengano (supplied)
Wow! What a special opening night last night Melbourne! Just For Laughs Australia Hosted by Nath Valvo was absolutely brilliant. Don’t miss out! More shows tonight and tomorrow! Tix @ bohmpresents.com Malthouse Theatre
Filmed JUST FOR LAUGHS! What an incredible experience. Big love to everyone involved! ✊🏾❤️🙏🏾🔥💯 Malthouse Theatre Just For Laughs Just for Laughs Sydney
If you're in Melbourne on the 18th July, don't miss 'Adapting Alibrandi', a panel discussion featuring Looking for Alibrandi's author Melina Marchetta, playwright Vidya Rajan & director Stephen Nicolazzo. Hosted by Brodie Lancaster, they'll discuss the journey from page to screen to stage, the art of adaptation, and the enduring impact of this Australian classic. Book now: bit.ly/AdaptingAlibrandi22 'Adapting Alibrandi' is presented in partnership by Malthouse Theatre and The Wheeler Centre. LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI is coming to Belvoir this October, book now to reserve the best seats: bit.ly/2022-Alibrandi
Filmed my special for Paramount+ last night!!! OMG 😱🫣🫠😎 Thank you so much to everyone who was involved!!! BIG THANKS AND LOVE to… Janet A McLeod Official Page Malthouse Theatre Big Yellow Taxi Productions Henrie Stride Management To my WIFE & All our Friends and Family - thank you 🙏🏾 I hope you like the show.
Listen in the morning! Chrissie, Sam & Browny Nova 100 Little cameo yarning about my Comedy Special for Paramount+ and Just For Laughs at the Malthouse Theatre.
Welcome to Malthouse Theatre ! After years of not being able to do much, it's wonderful to finally stretch our legs again. Today we told our kids we had to drive to Melbourne to buy a heater... Lies, all lies! Muhahaha! We are here to watch Sammy J live performance !!! Last week was John's birthday and the kids were rather disappointed we didn't do much - surprise! We've just polished off some delicious hot chocolates and chips, now to wait for the show to begin. Happy Birthday, John. Enjoy! #sammyj #melbourne #themalthousetheatre #chips #hotchocolatedrink