IT IS A CONDITION OF ENTRY TO THE MALTHOUSE THAT ALL VISITORS ARE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19. YOU MUST SHOW VALID PROOF OF VACCINATION TO BE ADMITTED INTO THE VENUE. THIS INCLUDES MALTHOUSE OUTDOOR STAGE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR POLICY AND EXEMPTIONS SEE HERE.

 

A CABARET-COMEDY ABOARD A LUXURY CRUISE LINER

 

Welcome aboard the luxury cruise liner S.S. Metaphor! Sure, this glittering ode to freedom, adventure, and endless possibility is stuck at sea, but as top tier passengers you’ll be none the wiser about troubles back home... or even below deck! Just slip on a kaftan or linen slack, sip your mai tai and kick up your heels as the world-class cabaret duo Cruise Control croon your cares away. Remember—it’s all about you!

Writer, performer, and limbo champion Ash Flanders finally brings Zenya Carmellotti, Will Conyers, and Natalie Gamsu down to his level in a medley of maritime mayhem directed by Sarah Giles in Malthouse Theatre’s premiere production on Malthouse Outdoor Stage.

All hands on deck! Because as you surely know by now—we’re all in this together. 

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse Theatre presents S.S. Metaphor. Malthouse Theatre thanks the Robert Salzer Foundation, who have generously supported sound design and composition for this production. Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Artwork: James Fosdike
Rehearsal Images: Shortcut Creative 

Partners

Ash Flanders WRITER & CAST
Sarah Giles DIRECTION & DRAMATURG
Zenya Carmellotti CAST
Will Conyers Cast & Musical Direction
Natalie Gamsu CAST
Tyler Ray Hawkins SET & COSTUME DESIGN
Jude Perl Original Composition
Jed Palmer SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION
Katie Sfetkidis LIGHTING DESIGN
Lyndie Li Wan Po STAGE MANAGER
BESEN PLACEMENT (DIRECTING) /

Alice Qin

BESEN PLACEMENT (COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN) /

Aiv Puglielli

BESEN PLACEMENT (LIGHTING DESIGN) /

Nofar Szumer-Menashe

BESEN PLACEMENT (COSTUME DESIGN) /

Karine Larché

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Auslan Interpreted

Dates & Times

DOORS 6.30pm
SHOW TIME 8.30pm
PREVIEWS Sun 5 Dec, Tue 7 Dec, Wed 8 Dec
OPENING NIGHT Thu 9 Dec
AUSLAN INTERPRETED Thu 16 Dec

Location

Malthouse Outdoor Stage

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 /

Approx. 70 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS /

This production contains mild coarse language and includes a replica firearm. 

ACCESSIBILITY /

Wheelchair access is available for tables marked FLAT. Please note, tables marked as BAR STOOL and PIT are NOT appropriate for patrons with accessibility requirements. Please make a wheelchair booking here.

MALTHOUSE OUTDOOR STAGE WEATHER /

We play rain, hail or shine unless it is deemed unsafe to proceed. If it is necessary to cancel an event, we will contact you via email and SMS. Wherever possible we will notify patrons in advance of the scheduled event time. If a performance is cancelled due to weather, patrons will be offered an exchange free of charge into an alternative performance or a refund if space does not permit.

YOUR VISIT /

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is a COVID-Safe venue. Find out what we're doing and how you can help keep everyone safe here