24 Jun 2021 to 26 Sep 2021 Once Only Event
An immersive theatre adventure by Malthouse Theatre
Something is unfolding here in Elsinore. For weeks the strikes have been intensifying—but there’s a new mood tonight as Carnival approaches. There’s a vivid sense of an era ending—a new age opening up. The timber workers feel it and the royals too. Inside the palace there are whispers, the King’s death, the grinning Queen, the agitated Prince, And the ancient forest is wild again, groaning—restless. It seems to me that everything is part of a broader picture—that no matter where you look, it will tell the whole wicked story.
In a landmark production of unmissable storytelling, Malthouse Theatre launches an immersive theatre work on a scale never seen before in Australia. An entire world has been constructed for you to explore: follow the royals through the palace, roam the length of a town on the cusp of the digital age, or sift through the drawers of a single desk. Whatever you choose, a story will play out around you of a regime on the edge of collapse. You are a silent witness in the halls of power on a pivotal night in history. Move, venture deeper, listen closely, because the night will soon be lost—and all its secrets with it.
Concession tickets (Government Health Care Card, Student Card, MEAA Membership) are available in limited quantities for all performances and will not be available on performances where the allocation has been reached.
Once Only Event
24 Jun 2021 to 26 Sep 2021