Merciless Gods

Concert or Performance

6 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

Dan Giovannoni’s Green Room Award winning adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ Merciless Gods is a brutal and tender examination of queer immigrant experiences in Australia.

In this collection of theatrical vignettes based on the writings of acclaimed author and observer Christos Tsiolkas, humans are their prey. Or the fallen themselves.

Vicious and tender, here is Australia today. From migrant camps to gay saunas, pill-popping hipster dinner parties to porn sets, prison cells to the streets of the Cross; Merciless Gods captures haunting slices of our psyche and unveils the hidden faces of ancient deities on mortal ground. Intercutting between families, friends and accidental encounters, this is humanity laid-bare – virtuous and vengeful, domestic and divine.

Tsiolkas has entrusted this first ever stage adaptation of Merciless Gods to queer indie wunderkinds Little Ones Theatre, and award-winning playwright Dan Giovannoni. Critically acclaimed in Melbourne and Sydney, Merciless Gods is urgent, dirty, glorious queer theatre.

Held on 6, 7 and 8 February at 7:30pm, 9 February at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, and 10 February at 5:00pm.

*Auslan interpreted performance and post-show conversation with author Christos Tsiolkas and director Stephen Nicolazzo.

Event Times

6 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019

Daily Event


Fairfax Studio

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3000

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