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      August 28, 2019

      Wednesday   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (weekly Wednesday through Sunday until September 8, 2019)

      14 Acland St
      Melbourne, Victoria 3182

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      The Other Place

      Theatre Works and Before Shot present the premiere season of

      The Other Place
      By Christopher Bryant

      "I wonder if she felt she saw the reality… that it’s all a play within a play."

      Carlton, 1967. Schoolteacher Betty Burstall begins sketching plans for what will eventually become La Mama Theatre; the pre-eminent independent home of new, experimental, and previously unseen Australian work.

      Stratford-upon-Avon, 1975. Politically charged director Buzz Goodbody - founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Other Place; a theatre of new, experimental and previously unseen theatre - is about to begin rehearsing her production of Hamlet.

      Both women are attempting to drag their surroundings into the future and reshape the world’s artistic landscape. One of them is about to end her life.

      A premiere season running as a part of Theatre Works Chapter Two Program, The Other Place is a powerful theatrical and philosophical rumination on two influential women. The ways their lives mirrored in the theatre they produced, the misogyny they experienced, and the lives they changed.

      Christopher Bryant is a Griffin Award nominated playwright, performer, and NIDA graduate. He has worked with a range of companies including fortyfivedownstairs, Malthouse Theatre, the State Library of Victoria, ATYP, MKA, Apocalypse Theatre, La Mama, and the Emerging Writer's Festival. His works have been been published by Play Lab, Australian Plays, and Hello Mr. Magazine.

      This production is proudly supported by Australia Council Catalyst, Creative Victoria, and the City of Port Phillip.

      Written by Christopher Bryant
      Directed by Jessica Dick
      Assistant Direction by James Christensen
      Performed by Ravenna Bouckaert, Kristina Benton, Vivan Nguyen, Erin Pattison, and Susie Sparkes
      Lighting Design by John Collopy
      Set Design by Ella Butler
      Sound Design by Joshua Bliss

      28 August - 8 September, 2019
      Preview 28 August
      Tues - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
      Tickets: $45 Full, $37 Concession, $30 Preview, Student and Under 30s
      Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online at
      Venue: Theatre Works - 14 Acland St, St Kilda

      Show Duration 90 minutes, no interval
      Suitable for ages 16+
      Please note: this show contains adult themes, smoke machine, sexual references, loud noises, and coarse language

      Cost: Payment required - $45 Full, $37 Concession, $30 Preview, Student and Under 30s

      Categories: Performing Arts

      This event repeats weekly Wednesday through Sunday until September 8, 2019:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.