Phew, 2018 is whizzing by at light speed. It’s already time to talk about our July Live Night. With the generous support of our Stage Partner Malthouse Theatre, we’re seeing Melancholia at 6.30pm on July 31. We’re expecting a lively response to this one!
The idea of Live Nights is to see a show together, and then to chat afterwards over a drink in a informal but facilitated conversation: basically, Book Club for theatre. Our partners provide discount tickets that are available exclusively to Individual and Patron supporters of Witness.
Melancholia has been adapted for the stage from the Lars Von Trier film by Declan Greene. Directed by Matthew Lutton, it features a stunning cast – Maude Davey, Eryn Jean Norvill, Leeanna Walsman and Steve Mouzakis. But Lars Von Trier is never far from controversy: his most recent film sparked mass walkouts at Cannes. We’re intrigued to see what we think of the play, and more importantly, what you think of it. So join us for drinks and robust discussion and just all-round conversationalism.
On the night of her boisterous marriage—amid corsages, canapés and Clicquot—Justine quietly falls apart. The world will surely follow suit.
Justine’s sister Claire stages a lavish wedding party at a mansion in the mountains. As the fever dream of the wedding ceremony careens towards disaster, she is drawn to an innocuous red spot in the sky. That spot is the wayward planet Melancholia, on a collision course with Earth.
Details on how to book your discount tickets and Live Night arrangements are in the Live Nights Forum. Please note that that the venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have further accessibility requirements please let us know, and we will accommodate them to the best of our ability.