Following sensational responses in Sydney and Perth, A MIDNIGHT VISIT unveils its fresh Melbourne incarnation this July in a deceptively ordinary North Melbourne abandoned warehouse, transforming the cavernous space into a 36 room theatrical playground like nothing the city’s seen before.
Inspired by the works of macabre master Edgar Allan Poe, A MIDNIGHT VISIT follows in the footsteps of internationally renowned projects like New York’s Sleep No More, re-defining the immersive experience by creating a truly all encompassing world.
Part choose-your-own-adventure, part film-set, part performance, part sound-world, A MIDNIGHT VISIT is all parts absorbing. Providing a tantalizingly shape-shifting experience from night to night for every person who embarks on this dark, beguilingly beautiful journey, this is no cookie cutter presentation. This is custom made theatrical couture!
Featuring a cast of unforgettable characters embodied by a cohort of performers whose diverse backgrounds include theatre, circus and burlesque, A MIDNIGHT VISIT’s epic and innovative design is a captivating character of its own. Featuring sound design and composition from video game makers Kpow; stunningly detailed sets developed by a team of designers, scenic artists, props makers and master builders; and costumes by theatre designer Melanie Liertz, the stellar team of over 100 creatives has been assembled by co-creators Danielle Harvey (Director) and Kirsten Siddle (Creative Producer). Danielle and Kirsten came together to form Broad Encounters after being inspired to take the leap from curators to creators following roles with the Sydney Opera House, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Melbourne Recital Centre.
July 30 – September 15