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.
"An earnest, energetic and bright show getting ready to steer us all back to how special live performance can be"
"Akin to Monty Python and The Mighty Boosh getting drunk on a party boat"
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
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Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|PREVIEWS||Sun 5 Dec, Tue 7 Dec, Wed 8 Dec|
|OPENING NIGHT||Thu 9 Dec|
|AUSLAN INTERPRETED||Thu 16 Dec|
Malthouse Outdoor Stage
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe 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.
Approx. 70 minutes (no interval)
This production contains mild coarse language and includes a replica firearm.
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 /
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