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Theatre Works St Kilda

Wed May 17th 2023 to Sat Jun 3rd 2023 at 19:30 until 19:30
Melbourne, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda

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An action-packed graphic-novel fiction fantasy erupting on the stage, MOTH is a love-letter to every teen… and to those who used to be.

In this funny and heartbreaking two-hander, what starts as just another night drinking down at the cricket nets soon gives way to an ecstatic vision that leaves fifteen-year-old Sebastian unconscious and his only friend, Claryssa, gone. Waking to find a mysterious moth by his bed, Sebastian spirals into a breathless ride of schizophrenic delusion and religious passion, living life at a feverish pitch that can only lead to tragedy.

Spotlighting a climactic bullying incident that devastates a friendship forever, this much-lauded, rapid-fire, and deeply moving production is brought to the Theatre Works stage in 2023 by an exceptional team of creatives. A true highlight on the Victorian Arts Calendar, not to be missed.

One of Australia’s longest-running independent theatres, Theatre Works is constantly reinvigorating and reimagining the sector by providing a hotbed for artist and audience development. They strive to champion artists and work that embraces difference and celebrates risk, working to provide a platform for marginalised conversations and voices.

MOTH is the second production in the 2023 'By Theatre Works' programming stream. Other works produced in-house as part of this stream include Pear-Shaped by Miranda Middleton and Ziggy Resnick, Michael Gow’s Away, and In the Club by Patricia Cornelius.

★★★★ ½ 'This is theatre at its finest”The Herald Sun
“Gripping.” - Australian Arts Review
“Switches from hilarious to heartbreaking effortlessly.” - British Theatre Guide
'Stark, intimate theatre conjured from the visceral ordeal of adolescence.” - The Age

17 May - 3 June 2023
Tues - Sat 7:30pm

Duration: 75 minutes no interval
Suitable for ages 15+
Warnings: Strong language, loud sounds, flashing lights, themes of mass destruction, depression, mental health, bullying and theatrical violence


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