Content Warnings & Additional Information
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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 update content information throughout rehearsals as the show takes shape, and publish this on our dedicated Content Warnings page on the Malthouse website.
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 / email@example.com
BE ADVISED THAT THE BELOW CONTENT WARNINGS CONTAIN SPOILERS
All warnings are subject to change, please check back closer to the time of performance for an updated list of potentially sensitive content.
FREQUENT COARSE & DEROGATORY LANGUAGE
The following coarse language is used frequently throughout the show:
The following derogatory terms and coarse language is used on occasion throughout the show:
- Woo woo
- Barren witch
DEPICTION OF SUPERNATURAL THEMES & CONTENT
The lore of Hour of the Wolf centres around an entity known as 'the wolf’ taking things from the townspeople of Hope Hill between 3 – 4am on the longest night of the year.
There is mention of supernatural and religious terminology and practices including but not limited to:
A single scene is set within a church, where the filming of an independent film takes place, and a simulated fight between a priest and a wolf takes place on an altar.
DEPICTIONS OF VIOLENCE & BLOOD
There is a simulated stabbing within the piece. A fake, retractable knife is used. There is fake blood used within the show to depict a head injury.
REFERENCES TO LOSS, DEATH, DYING & MURDER
Throughout the show, there are multiple references to loss, death, dying and murder.
The lore of Hour of the Wolf centres around a central entity known as ‘the wolf’ taking things from the townspeople of Hope Hill between 3am-4pm on the longest night of the year.
As a result, multiple characters refer to the things that suspect have been ‘taken’ from them or others. This includes but is not limited to:
- Loss of life
- Abduction of children
- Loss of memory
- Loss of career
- Loss of home
There are two instances of characters killing others within the story. One is depicted on stage as a stabbing. Another is spoken about as an act of self-defence due to implied sexual assault but is not physically enacted on stage.
There is reference to a clocktower being set on fire with a woman inside of it.
DEPICTIONS OF DRUG & ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
No real drugs or alcoholic substances are used on stage. No syringes are used on stage.
There is a moment in the production where a room turns completely dark.