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29 April - 1 May
29 April – 1 May 2021
duration: 60 minutes
Thursday 29 April, 7pm
Friday 30 April, 9pm
Saturday 1 May, 9pm
ticket price: $32 – $38
bookings: 03 9662 9966
warnings: contains use of haze
Electric Loneliness is a strange and mysterious seaside cabaret that explores contemporary themes of isolation, human connection, and belonging through vaudevillian storytelling and an eclectic mix of reimagined tunes.
This haunting original story follows the Lonely Lady – a multi-limbed chanteuse, trapped alone at the bottom of the ocean, and the Lonely Man – a gentle fellow with a penchant for flowers and fantastical seahorses on a quest to fill the hole in his heart. These unusual, yet relatable characters will take you on an eerie and enthralling journey, meeting a host of slippery and strange creatures as they deep dive toward making sense of their place in the world.
Featuring bewitching new arrangements of the music from:
The Bee Gees
…and much, much more!
Take a dive into this haunting deep, where only the loneliest of creatures dare to light up the dark.
A two-time Green Room Award nominee for Best Actress, Alexandra completed her Bachelor of Dramatic Art: Acting at NIDA in 2011. Stage credits include: Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories (Barking Gecko/Sydney Opera House); School for Wives (Bell Shakespeare), Lorelei (Malthouse/Victorian Opera), The Maids (Belvoir 25A); Salome (Malthouse Helium), Dangerous Liaisons (MTC Neon, Darwin Festival, Brisbane Melt Festival, Theatreworks), and Dracula with Little Ones Theatre; The Moors and Euridece (Red Stitch); Lord of the Flies (Malthouse Helium); Rainbow Man (fortyfivedownstairs).
International touring works include: Essential Theatre’s Julius Ceasar (Melbourne, Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe); Macbeth Rearisen (Edinburgh Fringe). Alex has worked with Essential on their National touring Shakespeare in the Vines’ productions of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and their regional tour of Enter Ophelia. Television credits include: Preacher (Season 4); The Dr Blake Mysteries, and Nine Network’s True Story (Season 2). While completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts at Melbourne University, Alexandra co-founded the Melbourne University Shakespeare Company, and is currently Co-Artistic Director of Night Creatures, having so far created Trio of Dips: Love Me Tinder and Electric Loneliness.
Joachim holds an Honours Degree in Music Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts. He has performed in many musical theatre and operatic productions, such as Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens, Assassins, and Into the Woods. Joachim is also a composer and music director having writing the original musical, Gouti: The God of Them All, for the 2013 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Joachim’s latest venture is two cabaret groups, Trio of Dips and Night Creatures, with their hit shows, Love Me Tinder and Electric Loneliness, premiering in 2018 and 2019.
Owen James (accompanist)
Owen last appeared at fortyfivedownstairs in 2017’s Rainbow Man with Goodnight Darlings, for which he composed an original score, performed live across multiple instruments. After a quiet 2020, he is eagerly anticipating two upcoming projects – musically directing an original musical with Music Theatre Melbourne this coming October, which has a current working title of Ruth, and seeing CUE Productions’ original musical Double Homicide at the Manchester Manchester and Haberdashery Factory Outlet take to the stage in early 2022, of which he is a co-creator. Aside from regularly reviewing for TheatrePress, Owen is part of Melbourne-based rock band Robot Child, and works as a Masterclass Accompanist with theatre diploma program Theatre Blacks.
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