Because The Night

Kristian Gehradte

Because The Night

By Matthew Lutton, Kamarra Bell-Wykes & Ra Chapman

23 March 2021 – 05 August 2021 The Malthouse

Malthouse Theatre,

New Writing Immersive World Premiere

Something is unfolding here in Elsinore. For weeks the strikes have been intensifying—but there’s a new mood tonight as Carnival approaches. There’s a vivid sense of an era ending—a new age opening up. The timber workers feel it… and the royals too. Inside the palace there are whispers… the King’s death, the grinning Queen, the agitated Prince… And the ancient forest is wild again, groaning—restless... It seems to me that everything is part of a broader picture—that no matter where you look, it will tell the whole wicked story.

In a landmark production of unmissable storytelling, Malthouse Theatre launches an immersive theatre work on a scale never seen before in Australia. An entire world has been constructed for you to explore: follow the royals through the palace, roam the length of a town on the cusp of the digital age, or sift through the drawers of a single desk. Whatever you choose, a story will play out around you of a regime on the edge of collapse. You are a silent witness in the halls of power on a pivotal night in history. Move, venture deeper, listen closely, because the night will soon be lostand all its secrets with it.

"BECAUSE THE NIGHT MIGHT JUST BE MELBOURNE'S MUST-SEE THEATRE EXPERIENCE THIS YEAR."
— Time Out
"SIMPLY GREAT FUN."
— The Guardian
"A THRILLING THEATRICAL ROLLERCOASTER RIDE THAT GOES RIGHT OFF THE RAILS IN AN INGENIOUS, METICULOUSLY MANAGED WAY."
— Limelight
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Creatives

Marco Chiappi

Marco Chiappi

Voice Over Artist

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Set Designer

David Franzke

David Franzke

Composer, Sound Designer

Matthew Lutton

Matthew Lutton

Director, Creator, Playwright

David Miller

David Miller

Production Manager

Suzanne Heywood

Suzanne Heywood

Voice Coach

Kamarra Bell-Wykes

Kamarra Bell-Wykes

Playwright

Bridget Balodis

Bridget Balodis

Assistant Director

Ra Chapman

Ra Chapman

Playwright

Katherine Chan

Katherine Chan

Costume Designer

Mark Pritchard

Mark Pritchard

Dramaturg

Amelia Lever-Davidson

Amelia Lever-Davidson

Lighting Designer

Marline Zaibak

Casting Director

Tia Clark

Tia Clark

Stage Manager

Matilda Woodroofe

Matilda Woodroofe

Associate Designer

Lyndall Grant

Fight Director

Lyndie  Li Wan Po

Lyndie Li Wan Po

Deputy Stage Manager

Annie Bourke

Annie Bourke

Producer, Co-Producer

Cecily Rabey

Cecily Rabey

Deputy Stage Manager

Cointha Walkeden

Cointha Walkeden

Assistant Stage Manager

Natasha Noel

Natasha Noel

Assistant Stage Manager

Marg Horwell

Marg Horwell

Set Designer - Interiors

Production Program