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Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Readings of the three shortlisted stories and the announcement of the winner. This prize honours the work of the great Australian writer Elizabeth Jolley.

Dreams Echoing the Memories of Time

Pam Davison Visual Storyteller
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

An exhibition of photography, fashion, floristry and theatre by Pam Davison in collaboration with Linda Britten, Victoria Whitelaw and Cameron Menzies.

Lottie in the Late Afternoon

Amelia Roper
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Critically acclaimed Aussie, LA-based playwright and screenwriter Amelia Roper brings her hilarious new comedy home to Melbourne for its world premiere

Helyard’s Bach by Genesis Baroque

Genesis Baroque
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Harpsichordist Dr Erin Helyard joins Genesis Baroque for a program of works by J.S. Bach’s two eldest sons.

Zourouna

with Simon Starr
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

The exquisite, melismatic music of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, traditional and modern tunes from Israel, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon and Syria

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

Max Gillies
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Max Gillies performs Beckett's meditation on time, memory and ageing.

BROKEN by Mary Anne Butler

Lab Kelpie
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

The Victorian premiere of Mary Anne Butler’s poetic, evocative play. Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, the Northern Territory Literary Award for Best Script and the Victorian Prize for Literature.

Bottomless by Dan Lee

fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Broome is a tropical paradise, but also home to the idiosyncratic Sober Up Centre. Written in response to his own experience of getting sober, Dan Lee's story moves between a chaotic night the Centre and a long past tragic incident.

La Mauvaise Réputation

The Boite

Celebrate the end of the year with a superb evening from French Gypsy Swing virtuosos, La Mauvaise Réputation, authentic interpreters of the wild rhythms, passion and beautiful melodies of classic French chanson from 1930s Paris.

I Sing Songs

Steven Kreamer

Award winning and prolific musical director Steven Kreamer finally steps out from behind the keys in this dazzling cabaret debut, singing songs about love, songs not about love, and even songs about songs. Part of Midsumma Festival 2019.

Cock by Mike Bartlett

15 Minutes from Anywhere

Hearts are on the line and everyone’s ready for a fight in Mike Bartlett’s razor-sharp comic drama. First seen in 2018, Beng Oh’s critically acclaimed production is back. Part of Midsumma Festival 2019.

Mr Burns, a post-electric play

Lightning Jar Theatre

What will become of our culture when the apocalypse comes? A darkly comic examination of how the stories we tell make us the people we are. Part of the 2019 VCE Drama Playlist.

World Problems

Emma Mary Hall

A funny and experimental depiction of our monolithic, interconnected world, created by multi-award-winning artist Emma Mary Hall.

Silk Mix

Hermès

Hermès welcomes you to Silk Mix – a temporary installation inspired by a record store.

Tokos zenekar

The Boite

Catch the excitement of the pulsing melodies that inspired musicians and composers from Brahms and Bartok, to the present day, with an ensemble of musicians touring from Hungary.

Liszt’s Italian Pilgrimage

Tristan Lee

A rare opportunity to hear Liszt's cycle in its entirety, pianist Tristan Lee takes us through the composer's Italian pilgrimage.

Collide ‘hors d’oeuvre’

Yelian He, Yasmin Rowe & Joseph Lallo

Collide returns to fortyfivedownstairs with an exciting new program of arrangements for cello, piano and saxophone.

Mr Burns, a post-electric play | RETURN SEASON

Lightning Jar Theatre

After a completely sold-out season, Lightning Jar Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play for those who missed out first time around!

LOVE by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs

An unapologetic exploration of love and addiction. Audacious. Raw. In-your-face, LOVE is a work that talks about an Australia that is rarely explored on our stages.

SHIT by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs

SHIT, winner of four Green Room Awards, returns to fortyfivedownstairs after a sold-out season in 2016.

Travesties by Tom Stoppard

Bloomsday in Melbourne

Bloomsday in Melbourne return to fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate everything James Joyce.

Songs and Dances with Sally-Anne Russell

Salon Project
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell joins Salon Project for a beguiling concert of Songs and Dances.

Perspectives

Yasmin Rowe
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Yasmin Rowe returns to fortyfivedownstairs with a stunning solo piano program ranging from the contemplative to the utmost joy and exhilaration.

Benn Bennett Live

Benn Bennett
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Award-winning cabaret artist Benn Bennett returns to fortyfivedownstairs for one night only!

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

Max Gillies

After a critically acclaimed season in 2018, Max Gillies returns to fortyfivedownstairs in Beckett's remarkable duet for solo performer and tape recorder.

Play Reading: The Curtain

Daniel Keene
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Join us for a rehearsed reading of Daniel Keene's 'The Curtain' directed by Beng Oh

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Peta Hanrahan

Following a sold-out premiere season, Sentient Theatre's 'A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf' returns, shining a light on our history with astounding relevance to contemporary society.

The Ghetto Cabaret

fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A powerful new cabaret featuring Yiddish songs written in the Jewish ghettos of WWII.

Sepharad

The Boite
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Dancer Tomas Arroquero and guitarist Kieren Ray work with Israeli born oud player, Yuval Ashkar, in a collaboration that revisits the Moorish connections with Flamenco in the inaugural performance of an exciting new project.

FLY – a chamber opera

Lyric
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Melbourne’s award-winning, boutique opera company, Lyric, presents this Australian work about Lawrence Hargrave: explorer, engineer, inventor and the man on the twenty dollar note.

Phoenix Trio

Lina Andonovska, Alexina Hawkins, Harold Gretton
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Flute, viola and guitar come together to reimagine chamber music masterpieces alongside recently penned compositions for this unique combination.

The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction

Finucane & Smith

Moira Finucane, one of the world’s greatest performance chameleons, magic realist geniuses and apocalyptic rock goddesses, brings home The Rapture Chapter II in her mind-stunning party on the edge of the abyss.

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