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28 November, 2018 - 14 December, 2018

fortyfivedownstairs presents

Bottomless by Dan Lee

28 November – 14 December 2018

‘Australian theatre is in such need of the kind of new voice Lee brings to the stage.’ ArtsHub
‘It’s hard to believe this is Lee’s first play with text as expertly crafted as this.’  Theatre Press
‘Lee’s…tone and language is at times thrillingly potent, and by turns as comically incisive as it is poetic.’ 
Australian Book Review


28 November – 14 December 2018

preview: Wednesday 28 November
opening night: Thursday 29 November
duration: 60 minutes
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $35 – $48
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings: contains coarse language

It’s a long build up to a very big wet and the frogs are singing out for rain. Broome Prison sits across the road from the Sober Up Centre, like another resort in a tourist town, promising a temporary reprieve from the tightening cycle of “black out” drinking.

Written by Dan Lee, directed by multiple-award-winner Iain Sinclair and featuring a stellar cast, Bottomless is both heart wrenching and side-splittingly funny. It captures the diversity of Broome’s residents and reminds us that no group is out of addiction’s reach.

Featuring Jack Charles, Mark Coles Smith, Jim Daly, Julie Forsyth, Margaret Harvey, Alex Menglet and Mark Wilson


fortyfivedownstairs would like to thank Creative Victoria, Malcolm Robertson Foundation, Besen Family Foundation, the Australian Communities Foundation through the EM Horton Family Fund, Espero Fund and Hart Line Fund, as well as all donors to our Australian Cultural Fund crowdfunding campaign for their generous support of the premiere season of Bottomless. Bottomless was developed with the support of Melbourne Theatre Company, Playwriting Australia, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, and RE Ross Trust.

Bottomless is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Bottomless is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.


Director: Iain Sinclair

Cast: Jack Charles, Mark Coles Smith, Jim Daly, Julie Forsyth, Margaret Harvey, Alex Menglet,Mark Wilson

Design: Romanie Harper
Design Assistant: Bethany J Fellows

Sound Design: Russell Goldsmith
with guitar by Tim Rogers

Lighting Design & Production Manager: Andy Turner

Stage Manager: Claire Shepherd

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $35
Concession: $40
Seniors: $45
Group 6+: $40


Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members




28 November, 2018
14 December, 2018
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fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
03 9662 9966
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