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I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright

17 - 17 January
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 4 February, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until 5 February, 2017

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 4 February, 2017

Oriel Entertainment Group

17 January – 5 February 2016
previews: Tuesday 17 January,
Wednesday 18 January
opening night: Thursday 19 January
duration: 90 minutes including interval
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm
Saturday 28 Jan, Saturday 4 Feb, 4pm
ticket price: $30 – $45
03 9662 9966

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Gerrard’s performance throughout is subtle, understated and compelling, ArtsHub ★★★★

Gerrard gives an astounding performance.’   Theatre People

Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, playwright Doug Wright (Quills, Grey Gardens) began a conversation with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an elegant and eccentric 65-year-old German transvestite who, against all odds, survived two of the most oppressive regimes of the 20th century, the Nazis and the Communists. After hundreds of hours of interviews Wright emerged with this fascinating and breathtaking story of survival and identity.

In this one-man tour de force, Wright uses more than 30 characters – all played here by Ben Gerrard (Molly, Open Slather) – to piece together Charlotte’s controversial life. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife is a profound and mesmerizing piece of theatre that should not be missed!

After its sell out and critically acclaimed season at the Old Fitz Theatre in Sydney, Oriel Group are bringing I Am My Own Wife to Melbourne for a strictly limited season in the 2017 Midsumma Festival.

…truly masterful flexibility…it appears completely effortless.’ The Music ★★★★

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Performer Ben Gerrard

Producer Oriel Group

Executive Producer Elise McCann

Associate Producer Lenore Robertson

Director Shaun Rennie

Lighting Designer Hugh Hamilton

Sound Designer Nate Edmondson

Set Designer Caroline Comino

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30,
Concession: $35,
Group 10+: $30

Please note: limited allocation of tickets for the opening night performance are at full price only – ticket price includes a complimentary program and an invitation to the opening night post show drinks



Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members


If the ticket allocation is exhausted for your chosen session please visit the Midsumma website as they may have some tickets remaining for purchase.



17 January, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
03 9662 9966
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