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RUNT | Return Season

16 June - 27 June

fortyfivedownstairs presents

RUNT | Return Season

by Dee, Cornelius & Wilks

16 – 27 June 2021

book live at venue

★★★★★ ‘Runt is everything remarkable about independent theatre in Melbourne.’ Time Out Melbourne
★★★★ 1/2 ‘It’s a superb performance, full of jutting jaws and wide-eyed anguish, alternating wildly between desperate hunger and coiled defiance’ Australian Book Review

SHOW DETAILS:

16 – 27 June 2021

preview: Wednesday 16 June
duration: 60 minutes
times:
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $35 – $45
bookings: 03 9662 9966

warnings: contains use of haze, loud sounds, coarse language, violence/sexual abuse
not suitable for audience members under 16 years of age

please note: latecomers will not be permitted into the theatre

After a completely sold-out premiere season, RUNT returns to fortyfivedownstairs.

Download the season program here.

One small woman takes on the world.

Following their incredibly successful and multi award-winning collaboration on SHIT, Susie Dee, Patricia Cornelius and Nicci Wilks re-teamed to create RUNT, a play about the runts of the world: the lesser, the unwanted, the weak, those without clout, the insignificant; all the unders. This June, RUNT returns after a critically-acclaimed, sold-out premiere season in February.

Runt, a small undernourished woman has endured enough of the misery of being the runt of the litter. She toughens up and attempts to take power, to lead the oppressed, to rise up and fight, for equality, for decency and what’s right. She liberates sack after sack after sack of miserable runts. And she grows. She feels herself reaching eight foot or more. She gets a taste for what it means to be great. Trouble is, ‘greatness forgets runtness‘.

‘This is a spectacular production which is as striking as it is raw’ Stage Whispers

★★★★ ‘…between Susie Dee’s direction, Cornelius’ writing and Wilks’ uncompromising performance, Runt confronts you with transfixing dramatic art…’ The Age

‘We’ve only just dipped our toe into March, but goodness gracious Runt is far and above the best theatre of the year to date… a stunning piece of theatre that shouldn’t be missed.’ Australian Arts Review

Writer/Co-creator: Patricia Cornelius

Director/Co-creator: Susie Dee

Performer/Co-creator: Nicci Wilks

Composer: Kelly Ryall

Lighting Designer: Jenny Hector

Designer: Romanie Harper

Choreographer: Michelle Heaven

Photography: Pier Carthew

Stage Manager/Production Manager: Bec Moore

Director’s Assistant: Katie Rowe 

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $35
Full:
$45
Concession: $35
Group of 4: $42 each
Group of 8 or more: $35 each

Concessions:

Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

 

NO BOOKING FEE SURCHARGE

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16 June
End:
27 June
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Venue

fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9662 9966
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fortyfivedownstairs
Phone:
03 9662 9966
Email:
info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

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Dee & Cornelius & Wilks
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