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Trouble in a Monochromatic Town

Solstice Trio
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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

Voyage

Helen Begley
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

A moving contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy

Duo Eclettico Online: Solicitude

Coady Green & Justin Kenealy
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Watch the recording of Duo Eclettico's 'Solstice' concert, filmed during a live Zoom broadcast in January 2021.

Coady Green & Christopher Smith Online

Liszt's Complete Hungarian Rhapsodies for Piano Four Hands
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Watch the recording of a rare virtuosic event - Liszt's complete Hungarian Rhapsodies, arranged for piano four hands.

Solstice Trio Online

Georgina Lewis, Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Steph Arnold
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Watch Solstice Trio at home. A program of New York-based composers at the boundaries of contemporary classical, jazz and electronic music.

Collide Online: Unity

Yelian He, Yasmin Rowe & Joseph Lallo
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Watch Collide at home, sharing with you their blend of colour, fervour, and spirit with works of Mozart, Glinka, Milhaud

Rathdowne Quartet & Tamara Smolyar Online

Shostakovich and Schumann
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Watch Rathdowne Quartet with Tamara Smolyar at home as they perform one of the greatest chamber works ever written.

Kefi

Taxithi Project
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Taxithi Project invites you to welcome summer with party songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The New Impromptu Quartet

Alexander Nettelbeck, Conrad Henderson, Andrew Horneman, Nitida Atkinson
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

The New Impromptu Quartet is thrilled to return to fortyfivedownstairs this November!

Hell Ship: The Journey of the Ticonderoga

Michael Veitch
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

In 1852, Michael Veitch’s great-great grandfather confronted a deadly epidemic head-on, as the ship’s surgeon on the emigrant clipper Ticonderoga’s nighmare voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne. Resonating powerfully with today’s world, Hell Ship is a story of hope, love and survival.

Alter Edith

Holly Durant
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Alter Edith is a cycle of almost performances amongst extra-terrestrial environments. Edith is an alien trying earthly sentiments. Her curiosity of Earthly delights creates mobile museums in real-time.

Eight Hands

Tristan Lee, Gina Gataveckaite, Christopher Smith, Coady Green
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
A rare and spectacular event performed by four popular Melbourne pianists

he/r

written by eva rees & directed by ruby rees
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

he/r is cutting edge. It asks big questions about self, belonging, and the sickening notion that we should all be woke.

Death of a Salesman

Hearth Theatre
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Rediscover one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century, brought to life by an extraordinary ensemble of actors.

NOTHING by Janne Teller

Adapted by Fleur Murphy
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A riveting adaptation of Janne Teller’s award-winning novel, now considered a modern classic.

The New Impromptu Quartet featuring Raleigh Williams

Alexander Nettelbeck, Conrad Henderson, Jim Glasson, Andy Horneman and Raleigh Williams
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Join us for an afternoon of jazz, exploring a world of styles and influences, and featuring guest vocalist Raleigh Williams.

Viola, Viola

Wenhong Luo and William Vyvyan Murray
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Fellow violists Wenhong Huo and William Vyvyan Murray present an exciting program of viola duets. 

Brahms and Dances

Yiyun Gu & Matthew Rigby
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Experience the full range of power, raw emotion, and beauty of sound possible on violin and piano with Matthew Rigby and Yiyun Gu.

GLOW

Jasper Ly & Peter Dumsday
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Jasper Ly (oboe) and Peter Dumsday (piano) present GLOW – a concert celebrating the contemporary sound world of Melbourne composers.

Cotton and Silk

Benjamin Nichol
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Cotton and Silk' by Benjamin Nichol (LOVE), directed by Stephen Nicolazzo, and featuring Jennifer Vuletic and Brigid Gallacher.

Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise

Maki Morita
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise' by Maki Morita, directed by Amelia Burke.

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