From a planet on a collision course to wipe out all of humanity to an Ad Man’s controversial vision of purgatory, an Indigenous superhero on a mission to one of the most notorious plays of the last century, Malthouse Theatre’s Season 2018 will present a series of epic confessions, hilariously mad entanglements and beautiful consequences including: The world premiere of the stage production of Lars von Trier’s epic film Melancholia; a theatrical adaptation of Peter Carey’s Miles Franklin Award winning novel Bliss; the Australian premiere of A Pacifist’s Guide To The War on Cancer from boundary-breaking artist Bryony Kimmings; Jada Alberts’ break-out play Brothers Wreck;

Blackie Blackie Brown, a superhero comic book spectacle by Nakkiah Lui; the world premiere of Trustees by Belarusian ‘enemies of the state’ Belarus Free Theatre and the unflinching revival of UK playwright Sarah Kane’s controversial play Blasted.

Season 2018 sees Malthouse Theatre collaborate with some of Australia’s leading artists including: Mark Leonard Winter, Andrea Demetriades, Osamah Sami, Jada Alberts, Declan Greene, Eryn Jean Norvill, Leeanna Walsman, Nakkiah Lui, Zoë Coombs Marr, Anne-Louise Sarks, Sharri Sebbens, and Michele Lee alongside international artists Bryony Kimmings (UK), Maddie Rice (UK) Natalia Kaliada (BLR) and Nicolai Khalezin (BLR). In another stellar production from the team behind Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Real and Imagined History of The Elephant Man, comes the theatrical adaptation of Peter Carey’s Miles Franklin Award winning novel Bliss.

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