2 – 5 JUN
*DUE TO THE EXTENSION OF THE VICTORIAN LOCKDOWN, THIS IS EVENT WILL NOT BE PROCEEDING AS SCHEDULED. WE ARE CURRENTLY CONTACTING TICKET BUYERS WITH MORE INFORMATION.*
Raye, a struggling country music star in the making, plays pub to pub along Australia’s vast desert highways, flogging demo CDs in the hope of returning home to her son Elvis. But when she meets Dan, another broken wanderer, a love affair unfurls over their four-day drive home to Alice Springs.
Heart Is a Wasteland — originally conceived and performed in a sell-out season by Malthouse Theatre and Brown Cabs — combines First Peoples storytelling with live music, in a whisky-fueled battle of egos. It cuts to the country’s heart, recognising everyone’s individual right to love.
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s re-staging of Heart Is a Wasteland is a brand new production — in both vision and scale — featuring freshly conceived sets, musical arrangements by Gary Watling and adventurous audiovisual design; all reimagined to match the energy of its new young leads.
The ILBIJERRI Theatre Company presents Heart Is a Wasteland at Malthouse Workshop.
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Malthouse Theatre is generously supported by the Sidney Myer Fund, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.
John Harvey (Saibai)
Rachael Maza (Yidinji, Meriam)
COMPOSER AND SONGWRITER /
Lydia Fairhall (Worimi)
MUSICAL DIRECTOR & ARRANGEMENTS /
Gary Watling (Wiradjuri)
SOUND DESIGNER /
James Henry (Yuwaalaraay and Yorta Yorta)
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN /
LIGHTING DESIGN /
AV DESIGN /
Nelson Baker (Nyikina), Monica Karo (Gunai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara), and Gary Watling (Wiradjuri)
Commissioned by RISING
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
Event & ticketing details
Recommended for ages 15+
CONTENT WARNINGS /
Contains strong language and sexual references.
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