The Melbourne season cast for the epic, award-winning immersive theatre show A Midnight Visit has been announced, starring eleven multidisciplinary performers of scintillating local and national talent. With the show being praised for its dauntless innovation and visionary disruption of traditional theatre, the cast will be pushing at the frontiers of contemporary performance in Australia.
Cast members include Cameron MacDonald, who joins the show following an Australia-wide tour with Jersey Boys; Kristian Santic, who has worked on productions with Nick Cave and GOMA; and Saro Sawakchim, a former number one gymnast in Thailand.
Several fan favourites are also reprising their roles, including burlesque and theatre performer Hannah Raven and musical and theatre performer Bobbie-Jean Henning.
Beginning August 7, across 36 rooms in a two-storey warehouse the performers will be bringing audiences up close and intimate with the dark secrets at the heart of our humanity, staging unique encounters under an intricate, clockwork-timed choreography.
With the show inspired by the arch-priest of gothic, Edgar Allan Poe, each cast member embodies a real or imagined figment of his world, whether it be a character from his poetry (The Raven), his short stories (The Black Cat), or his fatefully short life (Virginia).
Enriching the multi-genre production, each performer brings a specialised skill to A Midnight Visit. These talents range from contemporary circus to physical theatre, burlesque to acrobatics, live music to text-based narrative.
This multidisciplinary range thrills the Broad Encounters power duo polymaths, Kirsten Siddle and Danielle Harvey. The two have imagineered the production into life from inception into its third upcoming season.
July 30 – September 15