Creator & Writer /
19 OCT – 17 DEC
'People might see Hour of the Wolf twice... leave no stone unturned'
'A visceral thrill'
'Intriguing, sensorially exciting and refreshingly different'
Building on the landmark success of Because The Night (2021), Malthouse Theatre ambitiously realises Australia’s next chapter of large-scale immersive theatre. Hour of the Wolf introduces you to Hope Hill, a town that is yours to freely explore on the longest night of the year. Interweaving stories unravel the disturbing disappearances occurring between the hours of 3am and 4am. Choose which of the ten characters to follow, pick left or right at the end of every scene, and trace this night from different points of view.
Everyone has their own truth in Hope Hill.
Immerse in the stories and indulge your curiosity by venturing off the path to solve side quests that unearth the history of the town—it might take you one step closer to meeting the myth herself.
Unlock the Hour of the Wolf.
Before you enter the world of Hour of the Wolf, you will be given a headset to be worn during the performance. The dialogue and narration of the story can be heard via headphones. If you can’t hear audio in the headphones, raise your hand and an Usher will provide you with a new pair. If you have issues with your headset at any time in Hope Hill, try finding a new place to stand, as the audio will change depending on your position. If you continue to have issues, please find an Usher for assistance.
Our characters will not interact with you, and in turn you can’t interact with or touch them. This is for your safety and theirs. Make sure to give room to a character if you feel like they are getting close, and please be aware of other audience members in the same space as you.
There is no use of phones during the performance, including photography and/or video. You will not need your phone to experience the show.
Speaking is not permitted as a courtesy to others.
Food and drink is not allowed in the theatre.
You don’t need to rush from scene to scene, as there will be ample opportunity to encounter all the characters and their stories. For the more curious of you, the rooms that do not have performances in them still have stories to tell. If you ever feel the urge to find those stories, we encourage you to follow the less beaten path.
Special thank you to Hour of the Wolf production supporters Anna Foley & Dashiell Gantner, Circle5 Foundation, Craig Reeves, and Michele Levine.
Creator & Writer /
Creator & Director /
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR /
INTERACTIVE DRAMATURG /
SET DESIGNER /
COSTUME DESIGNER /
ASSOCIATE SET DESIGNER /
LIGHTING DESIGNER /
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGNER /
ASSOCIATE SOUND SYSTEM DESIGNER /
SET DRESSER /
STAGE MANAGER /
Lyndie Li Wan Po
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER /
KEY IMAGE /
Wendyhouse Films & Tamarah Scott
INTIMACY COORDINATOR /
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER /
ASSISTANT FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER /
VOICE ARTISTS /
Khisraw Jones-Shukoor, Eva Seymour, Kaivu Suvarna
BESEN PLACEMENT (LIGHTING DESIGN) /
Giovanna Yate Gonzalez
BESEN PLACEMENT (COSTUME DESIGN) /
MONASH UNIVERSITY SOUND DESIGN INTERN /
BAXTER CLIP CAMERA & EDIT /
BAXTER CLIP SOUND /
Chris Clarke (Sund Services)
BAXTER CLIP ACTORS /
Benjamin Nichol, Eva Seymour
PRODUCTION MANAGER /
TECHNICAL MANAGER /
OPERATIONS MANAGER /
PRODUCTION COORDINATORS /
Zoe Rabb, Cointha Walkeden
HEAD TECHNICIAN (LIGHTING) /
HEAD TECHNICIAN /
HEAD MECHANIST /
WARDROBE SUPERVISOR /
WORKSHOP MANAGER /
SET BUILDERS /
Lennon Fowler, Elizabeth Whitton
GRADUATE SET BUILDER /
Em Van Dyk
Myles Carew, Nicholas Dunnand, Khisraw Jones-Shukoor, Sam Nix, Jasper Spicer, Dan Spielman
SCENIC ART /
Sandra Drummond, Patrick Jones
Ashleigh Basham, Justin Gardam, Luke Grana, Stephen Hawker, Riley McCullagh, Nicholas Moloney, Natalya Shield, Ounie Witherow Aitken
Finn Gleeson, Joshua MacKenzie, William Palazzo, Darren Peet, Phillip Watts
JO FOLEY, JODI HOPE
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SECOND YEAR VCA DESIGN AND PRODUCTION STUDENTS WHO EACH DESIGNED A BESPOKE SCENIC OR PROPERTY ELEMENT /
Willow Argus, Ella Barrett, Sarah Browne, Nigel Chua, Morgan Clyne, Finnegan Comte-Harvey, Tallula Davis, Vivienne Hargreaves, Alice Huxtable, Char Lee, Dee Lee, Dylan Lumsden, Stephanie McNally, Sophie Ness, Ashley Reid, Miriam Robinson, Nellie Summerfield, Lokan Woerz
The performance is fully accessible for wheelchair and mobility device users. All doorways and passageways are 850mm wide minimum.
Auslan interpretation and audio described services are under investigation in consultation with specialists and access service providers.
Discount tickets, including concession price tickets and group price tickets, are subject to availability for performances of Hour of the Wolf. These ticket prices will not be available for performances where the discount ticket allocation has been exhausted. All ticket sales incur a $4 booking fee per order.
Approx. 65 minutes (no interval)
This production contains coarse language, supernatural themes, haze effects, and strobe lighting. All warnings are subject to change. Recommended for ages 12+. For more detailed information, please see our full list of content warnings here.