New writing for theatre often goes through a lengthy development process before an audience sees it on stage. Lonely Company’s two-night Beta Fest: Theatre in Various States of Undress is going to upend that process by presenting new unfinished writing from well-known and emerging playwrights. Lonely Company is an initiative of playwrights Fleur Kilpatrick, Bridget… Read more.
“Hooray and up she rises, Hooray and up she rises” chant the working women of Rome to celebrate Caesar’s victory and her return to the capital. Soon, though, Caesar is warned to “Beware the Ides of March”. And the knives come out. The tragedy of Julius Caesar as told by William Shakespeare is over 400… Read more.
An exciting new initiative between Malthouse Theatre and Monash University, Welcome to Nowhere gives us five brand new plays written by some of Australia’s most fascinating playwrights: Angus Cerini, Zoey Dawson, Daniel Keene, Fleur Kilpatrick and Morgan Rose. Rose’s New Bright Future is the highlight of the five. Hilarious, dark and bizarre, this piece also… Read more.
Bridget is obsessed with rock bands. Georgie is obsessed with death. Together we indulge their obsessions, because we understand them both and the moments and places they connect. Performed in the Workers Club in Brunswick Street, they have the perfect venue to dissect and interrogate their two loves. The audience are drawn in by their… Read more.
Attic Erratic’s The City They Burned is a re-telling of the Genesis story of Lot and his family. I remember learning about godly Lot at my Anglican school: Lot is told by God and his angels to get out of town, Lot’s selfish wife looks back at their town of Sodom and God turns her into a pillar… Read more.
In Spite Of Myself, starring Nicola Gunn, conceived by Nicola Gunn and directed by Nicola Gunn, is all about Nicola Gunn. We know this because Nicola Gunn keeps telling us. But the show quickly becomes something different. I was going to write “something bigger” but the beauty of this work is that, regardless of the… Read more.
Fleur Kilpatrick was 17 when she was the co-winner of the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s Young Playwrights Award. She’s since completed a theatre degree at Monash University in Melbourne, studied directing at VCA and competed a Masters of Performance Writing at VCA. She’s worked as an assistant director for Bell Shakespeare and Red… Read more.
Just when it looks like there might be a week without an arts festival in Melbourne, along comes the inaugural Container Festival presented by MUST, the Monash University Student Theatre association. From August 2 to 20, a performance hub of shipping containers is being set up at Monash University in Clayton. The containers are performance… Read more.
Just about everyone at some point in their lives will stare at the ceiling in defeat, wondering why sleep eludes them, and then suffer for it the next day. Playwright Fleur Kilpatrick’s Insomnia Cat Came To Stay takes this bizarre phenomenon and examines it in a way that is cleverly simple and delicately magical. The… Read more.