On the night of her boisterous wedding—amid corsages, canapés, and Clicquot—Justine quietly falls apart. The world will surely follow suit.
Justine’s sister Claire stages a lavish wedding party at a mansion in the mountains, and as the fever dream of the wedding ceremony careens towards disaster, Justine is drawn to an innocuous spot in the sky. That spot is the wayward planet Melancholia, on a collision course with Earth.
This epic cinematic masterpiece is reimagined for the stage by ground-breaking playwright Declan Greene and directed by Matthew Lutton, featuring an extraordinary ensemble of performers.
"ACCOMPLISHED, EVOCATIVE STAGE DEBUT"
"POWERFUL, UNNERVING AND IMAGINATIVE"
"NORVILL'S JUSTINE IS PERFECTION"
A Malthouse Theatre production.
Key image: Zan Wimberley
Images: Pia Johnson
Lars von Trier
|ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY /||
Alexander Artemov, Maude Davey, Steve Mouzakis, Eryn Jean Norvill, Liam Smith, Leeanna Walsman, Gareth Yuen
|SET & COSTUME DESIGN /||
|LIGHTING DESIGN /||
|SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION /||
J. David Franzke
Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|PREVIEWS||7.30pm Fri 13 Jul, 7.30pm Sat 14 Jul, 6.30pm Mon 16 Jul, 6.30pm Tue 17 Jul|
|OPENING NIGHT||7.30pm, Wed 18 Jul|
|TIME TO TALK||6.30pm, Tue 24 Jul|
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.
105 minutes (no interval)
Contains adult themes, coarse language, herbal cigarettes, loud and dynamic sound effects, and references to mental health and suicide.