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Trophy Boys

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A new Australian play by Emmanuelle Mattana, 'Trophy Boys' is a queer black comedy and drag extravaganza about power, privilege, and high school debating. Directed by Marni Mount and presented as part of the 2023 Midsumma Festival.

Soile Paloheimo

Where the Ocean is the Sky

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

This body of artwork embraces and examines the interference that occurs when technology and nature exchange properties, rational and random patterns interpenetrate, and regular structure produces irrational effects.

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Transcending Spaces

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

This exhibition will showcase trans artists from all mediums and challenge gendered spaces, whilst acknowledging the vital role of community in making us feel loved and safe.

Spinning Plates Co.

THE CROCODILE

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Director Cassandra Fumi re-teams with the Green Room Award-winning designer behind 'The Mermaid' at La Mama – Set and Costume Designer Dann Barber – to bring Tom Basden's adaptation of Dostoevsky's 'The Crocodile' to life. A play about art, animals, and what happens when you try to take on the system from within… a crocodile.

Ryley Clarke

Off the Well Worn Path

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Observing the relationship of the human condition, time, family and place Off the Well-Worn Path seeks to connect the past and present through inheritance and regeneration.

Kashi Ruffilli-O'Sullivan

Symptoms of Mortality

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

To create is to exercise the faith to attempt understanding. To understand is to surrender to empowerment from the intangible.

Oliver Bradley

Can’t See for Looking

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The view becomes a window when a fly hits the glass; the next thought is which side is the fly on.

Coady Green

fortyfivedownstairs Chamber Music Festival 2023

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Acclaimed and award-winning pianist Coady Green has once again pulled together an outstanding group of musicians and ensembles for a two-week music series featuring ten performances with highly varied programs.

Gretchen Kaye

The Portable Park

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Parks can be places of hushed silence until we allow them to speak to us. Until we halt and listen carefully to the poetry.

Bronni Krieger

Gould: Elizabeth Acknowledged

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

In a contemporary portrayal of Elizabeth Gould, Krieger has set her against a backdrop of the Australian bush. Gentle triggers allude to her uncertainty in an unknown land, perhaps a fear of finding herself unwelcome.

Talking Walls Theatre

CUT

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

The Melbourne premiere of Adelaide playwright Duncan Graham's acclaimed psychological thriller about a stalked flight attendant, performed by Christina McLachlan and directed by Laurence Strangio ('L'amante anglaise' and 'Krapp's Last Tape').

Pamela Reid

Urban Abstract

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Pamela Reid Urban Abstract 21 March - 1 April 2023 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: Free ... these drawings are deliberately loose in outline, abstracted to catch the motion as smaller architecture is squeezed or seemingly shrinks, while its surrounding cityscape sways and towers... In the past months -…

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Fever103 Theatre

Climbers

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Presented by Fever103 theatre and directed by Monique Marani, this new Australian play about a young Cambridge student’s discovery of the Night Climbers (a secret society that gathers on the rooftops) is a powerful and poignant exploration of the barriers women face in traditionally male institutions, and the strength it takes to dismantle them.

Bloomsday in Melbourne

Exiles

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Bloomsday in Melbourne's annual celebration of James Joyce continues with the Victorian premiere of his only play, exploring questions key to his masterpiece Ulysses (1922). If love is constrained by conventional bonds of fidelity, is it love at all?

Patalog Theatre

Far Away

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Following the success of 'Punk Rock' at fortyfivedownstairs in 2019, Patalog Theatre returns with a new production of iconic playwright Caryl Churchill’s masterwork 'Far Away', directed by Cassandra Fumi, and featuring Lucy Ansell and Darcy Kent.

VIMH

Kerosene & SIRENS

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A double bill of Benjamin Nichol’s acclaimed plays - the multi-Green Room award-winning 'Kerosene', directed by Nichol and performed/co-directed by Izabella Yena, and the acclaimed 2022 Melbourne Fringe hit SIRENS, directed by Liv Satchell, co-created by Izabella Yena, and performed by Nichol.

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Julius Caesar

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Following the success of 'King Lear' at fortyfivedownstairs in 2021, Melbourne Shakespeare Company returns with the Bard’s political thriller 'Julius Caesar', directed by Richard Murphett and featuring Robert Menzies in the title role.

Bloomshed

A Dodgeball Named Desire

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Bloomshed ('Paradise Lost' presented by Darebin Speakeasy) go up against a sub-elite AFL team in an all-out Battle Royale for the heart of an aging southern belle. Think dodgeball meets Tennessee Williams in this bold creation from one of Melbourne’s most exciting new companies.

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