Content Warnings

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CONTENT WARNINGS

Malthouse Theatre is a new work company, meaning that a lot of our productions are being written and rehearsed in-house, before premiering on one of our stages. 

A lot can change along the journey from concept to production, as scripts are redrafted, actors make discoveries, designers bring in new elements, and directors make big changes right up to Opening Night. 

We publish content warnings for all our shows to give you an idea of what to expect, and we update this information throughout rehearsals as the show takes shape. 

We do our best to warn you well in advance regarding what you’re about to see, but it’s important to be aware that things may change at the last minute.

You’ll find age recommendations and content warnings here on our website, pre-show emails, in your program and in the foyer on the night. If you do like to know what you’re in for, check back in here for the latest information. 

If you have further questions, you can always email or call us before your visit, or speak to our Box Office and Front of House teams on the night for more information or advice.

Education Bookings / if you would like to discuss any of these warnings further please contact our Education team / education@malthousetheatre.com.au

BE ADVISED THAT THE BELOW CONTENT WARNINGS CONTAIN SPOILERS

SEASON 2021


All warnings are subject to change, please check back closer to the time of performance for an updated list of potentially sensitive content.

ADULT THEMES

This play is a tragedy, and includes discussion of murder, suicide, and the death of a parent.

COARSE LANGUAGE 

Characters use the F-word a few times during the show, but not gratuitously.

BRIGHT LIGHTS

Flashes of bright light are used briefly in some sections of the show.

LOUD SOUNDS

There are some brief loud sounds used in various scenes of the show. Ear plugs are available on request before the show, but not required.

MILD HAZE

We use an extremely low level of haze in one room of the show.

STAGE VIOLENCE

There is one sequence of intense knife violence, though no blood effects.

STAGE FIREARM

Three actors handle a small fake handgun. The gun is neither loaded nor fired, nor pointed directly at the audience. The gun is continually supervised, and never handled by audience members.