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Brave World

21 June, 2018 - 8 July, 2018

Retro Futurismus in association with
fortyfivedownstairs presents

Brave World

21 June – 8 July 2018

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★★★★★ Brave World is a work of genius


Special Guests The Tramps 4 - 8 July

Special Guests The Tramps 4 - 8 July

Special Guest Natalie Gamsu 27 June - 1 July

Special Guest Betty Grumble 21 - 24 June

Special Guests The Tramps 4 - 8 July


21 June – 8 July 2018

preview: Thursday 21 June
opening night: Friday 22 June
duration: 2 hours (including interval)
Wednesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $30 – $48
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings:  contains coarse language, nudity, haze and adult concepts.

“★★★★★ Brave World is a work of genius” Theatre People

“Robust and fabulous” Stage Whispers

“Wild, political, beautiful and weird!”


The Feminista Supernovas of Retro Futurismus are back, conjuring grand visions out of two-dollar-shop bling and obsolete technology. Anna Lumb, Anni and Maude Davey and Teresa Blake take variety to a neo-high, combining incendiary circus, demented dance, post-human posturing and prophetical idiocy. In their brand new Brave World they fire off the arrow of time, taking reality and making it realer, spinning lies to tell the truth.


Special Guests:

4 – 8 July
The Tramps
Patriarchy – get ready to be trampled! The Tramps land in Brave World this week. We’re beyond excited to have Gabi Barton, Sarah Ward and Nicci Wilks joining the team on stage for the final week of the show!

27 June – 1 July
Natalie Gamsu
Cabaret superstar Natalie Gamsu joins the Retro Futurismus crew for the second week of performances. Natalie’s performances have been acclaimed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney and Johannesburg. And now, MELBOURNE!

21 – 24 June
Betty Grumble
Surreal Showgirl, ​Obscene Beauty Queen, Feminist Contagion  & Sex Clown. A maniacal Feminist contagion and ecosexual, her award winning work has been critically lauded across the board. From the polished stages of Belvoir St Theatre and Sydney Opera House, to the swampy dens of Sydney’s Queer Underground, the reception of her relentless persona is unanimous – BETTY GRUMBLE is WOMAN.

Created and Performed by: Anni and Maude Davey, Anna Lumb, and Teresa Blake

Retro Futurismus came together as an act of resistance and renewal, pioneering a new vaudeville that was responsive to current political events and philosophical ideas. Their first show, Retro Futurismus, was presented in Melbourne in 2015, and subsequently at Brisbane’s Wonderland Festival. Retro Futurismus: New World, premiered in 2016 gaining 5 Green Room Award nominations, & invitations to the Sydney Festival 2017, the Darwin Festival 2017, and the WA Circus Festival 2018.

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30
Concession: $38
Group 8+: $38


Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members




21 June, 2018
8 July, 2018
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fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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