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The New Impromptu Quartet

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A performance exploring a world of styles and influences from jazz to Latin, funk, and soul.

Belinda Hanne Reid: Love, Rorem

Belinda Hanne Reid & Coady Green
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

From the extravagances of 1950s Paris, to the devastation of New York in the 80s and 90s, composer and diarist Ned Rorem captured the essence of what it meant to be an artist and in love.

Shake ‘n’ Blake

Steve Gome
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Shake ‘n’ Blake - The Sonnets of Innocence and Experience. Blending the Good Works of Williams Shakespeare and Blake into a Lesson in Love in all its aspects.

The Curtain by Daniel Keene

fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Daniel Keene returns to fortyfivedownstairs with The Curtain, written with his sharp ear for poetry and play.

Visions

Collide
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

The Collide ensemble returns to fortyfivedownstairs with an energetic offering of colourful French delicacies.

Shepherd on the Rock

Duo Eclettico and Linda Barcan
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A concert of works for saxophone, piano and mezzo-soprano, including a transcription of Schubert’s late masterpiece, and a selection of beautiful original works.

Gods and Demons

Yiyun Gu
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

From 'Pictures at an Exhibition' to 'Java Suite', from 'Islamey' to Piazzolla’s Tango, Chinese born pianist Yiyun Gu brings fantastic gods and demons together in a concert of magic and high imagination.

Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance

fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Gary Abrahams directs Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prizewinning drama of 1966 featuring a stellar cast.

John & Jen

SONDER Theatre Company
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A truly original musical set against the background of a changing world - a story about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart.

Solicitude

Duo Eclettico
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

What a way to welcome live performance back to the venue! A stunning program, performed by Coady Green and Justin Kenealy, featuring new commissions, Australian premieres and a sneak preview of a special new work.

The New Impromptu Quartet

Alexander Nettelbeck, Nitida Atkinson, Luke Carbon, Conrad Henderson, Lawrence Grifa
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Join us for an afternoon of summer jazz, exploring a world of styles and influences from jazz to Latin, funk, drum ‘n’ bass and soul.

Unity

Collide
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Collide will share with you their blend of colour, fervour, and spirit, with works of Mozart, Glinka, Milhaud

Shostakovich and Schumann

Rathdowne Quartet with Tamara Smolyar
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Madeleine Jevons, Molly Collier O’Boyle & Harry Ward are joined by virtuoso pianist Tamara Smolyar for one of Shostakovich’s best known chamber works, the G minor Piano Quintet.

Burn This by Lanford Wilson

16th Street Actors Studio
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Two unlikely strangers are brought together by a mysterious death, their connection sparks a chemistry too explosive to ignore

The Anniversary

Clare Bartholomew & Daniel Tobias
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Multi award-winning creators of Die Roten Punkte, Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias are back with a brand new murderously funny physical farce.

RUNT

Dee & Cornelius & Wilks
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A play about the runts of the world: the lesser, the unwanted, the weak, those without clout, the insignificant; all the unders.

Playreading: June by Patrick McCarthy

Fabricated Rooms
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Following their critically acclaimed productions Grief and the Lullaby (2015) and The Sky Is Well Designed (2017), Fabricated Rooms present a work-in-progress reading of their third project, June.

Playreading: Underneath Ms Archer

Louise Siversen & Peter Houghton
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A reading of a new play by Louise Siversen and Peter Houghton.

Trouble in a Monochromatic Town

Solstice Trio
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A lush and gritty program inspired by a palette of shifting drones, acid house, electronics, Dada and silk scarves

The Trauma Project by Elizabeth Walley

Elizabeth Walley
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

An immersive composition for theatre crafted by Elizabeth Walley in response to her eyewitness experience of a homicide in her suburban street.

Old Friends | New Beginnings

Luke Severn and Elyane Laussade
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Luke Severn and Elyane Laussade will make their triumphant return to performing as a duo with a concert of some of their favourite works for cello and piano.

Kavisha Mazzella with Irine Vela

The Boite
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
Kavisha Mazzella returns briefly to Melbourne for an intimate concert at fortyfivedownstairs with guitarist Irine Vela

Zoe Knighton/Pia Johnson Bach Project

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
Two iconic Melbourne artists join forces for a unique and magical collaboration

From Don Giovanni to Peking Opera

Yiyun Gu
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
Virtuoso pianist Yiyun Gu plays brilliant program of music from the stage by Liszt, Goossens and young female Chinese composer Wang A Mao

Electric Loneliness

Night Creatures
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A strange and mysterious seaside cabaret told through vaudeville, puppetry, fairy tale, and 80s synth-inspired song.

Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man

Steven Kramer
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

After his acclaimed and hilarious debut cabaret ‘I Sing Songs’, join Steven Kramer on a journey through all the great piano hits across the ages.

Michael Griffiths: Greatest Hits

Michael Griffiths
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Helpmann Award winner and fortyfivedownstairs repeat offender Michael Griffiths returns with his greatest hits.

Voyage

Helen Begley
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

In the midst of convict ships arriving each week from Britain, a different cargo leaves for Australia. On board are 287 immigrant women enticed by promises of a better life.

RUNT | Return Season

Dee & Cornelius & Wilks
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

RUNT to return to our theatre after a sold-out premiere season

Still by Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Written by one of the hottest young playwrights from New York City, Jen Silverman’s award-winning play will make you laugh, cry and reflect, often all at the same time.

Fantastique! The Life and Loves of Hector Berlioz

Karen van Spall, Adam Miller, Coady Green, Melanie Hillman
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
Created using journal entries, letters and articles from Berlioz’s life, combined with a selection of his songs, and transcriptions of his orchestral works

King Lear Online

Melbourne Shakespeare Company
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A moving contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy

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