MAUREEN: HARBINGER OF DEATH


With cigarette smoke curling through the air, and Jatz cracker crumbs settling on the carpet, Maureen sits before you. You're her guest, so you'd better sit up and listen.

It's in this bohemian living room, accompanied by minimal props or costume, that writer and performer Jonny Hawkins transforms into Maureen: A razor tongued doyenne with stories to tell, inspired by Hawkins' friend and self-described "working class glamour queen'.

Co-created with director Nell Ranney, Maureen: Harbinger of Death, is a celebration of the rich lives of older women. It lifts up the wisdom, experience, vitality, kindness, and humour of women too often overlooked or dismissed by society. A night of wit, imagination, and storytelling.

 

Key Image: Supplied

RISING presents Maureen: Harbinger of Death at The Malthouse.

Partners

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY /

Jonny Hawkins

CO-CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY /

Nell Ranney

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN BY /

Isabel Hudson

LIGHTING DESIGN /

Nick Schlieper

COMPOSITION AND SOUND DESIGN /

Steve Toulmin

PRODUCTION MANAGER /

Lachlan Steel

PRODUCER /

Jo Dyer

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Auslan Interpreted
Audio Described
Relaxed Performance

Dates & Times

WED 1 JUN – SAT 4 JUN 8.30pm
SUN 5 JUN 4pm
WED 8 JUN – SAT 11 JUN 7pm
SUN 12 JUN 3.30pm

Tickets

FULL $50.00
CONCESSION $45.00

All online bookings incur a $4 booking fee per transaction.

Location

Beckett Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

DURATION /

75 minutes

BOOKING FEES /

Online orders incur a $4 booking fee.

CONTENT WARNINGS /

Contains loud noises, dynamic sound, adult themes, sexual references, and coarse language.

LATECOMER POLICY /

There is a complete lockout at the beginning of the performance for the performer to deliver the first few intimate moments of the performance.

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9 – 12 JUN