SAT 24 FEB
THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI WITH A LIVE ORIGINAL SCORE BY THE ANG FANG QUARTET
The Ang Fang Quartet performs a live score to the famous Robert Wiene silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari live on the Malthouse Outdoor Stage.
Caligari is one of the most highly regarded classics of German Expressionism and is packed with iconic imagery and memorable sequences. The nightmarish story of a mad doctor who hypnotises a somnabulist to commit murders unfolds in a surreal landscape of angular sets and chiaroscuro lighting.
Highly influential on subsequent cinematic trends such as film noir and fantasy, critic Roger Ebert lauded it as arguably the first true horror film. The film is brought to life by the Quartet’s original score, featuring cello, vibraphone, trumpet and guitar.
Founded in 1998, the Ang Fang Quartet specialises in performing and composing live scores to silent films and has created scores to accompany some of the most evocative and beloved films of the early cinematic era.
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920, Germany) directed by Robert Wiene. Written by Carl Mayer, Hans Janowitz.
Malthouse Outdoor Stage is a general admission venue with standing areas and seating available at shared tables. We recommend arriving early to find a space that’s right for you. The Malthouse Bar is open before and during the show, and food is available from The Malthouse Cafe.
We perform in all weather conditions, so long as it's safe for the performers and for you. Melbourne's weather can change all the time—we recommend bringing a raincoat, wearing waterproof shoes, and bringing a small umbrella just in case. In the event that the performance is cancelled, we will contact you to inform you the next steps. Please note the seating area is not covered.
Ang Fang Industries presents The Cabinet of Dr Caligari with a live original score by the Ang Fang Quartet on Malthouse Outdoor Stage.
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.
Paul Gillett, Harry Lye,James Hazelden, Brett Dellavedova
ORIGINAL SCORE /
Event & ticketing details
The Malthouse Outdoor Stage main auditorium is accessible via flat entry and is suitable for wheelchair and mobility device users. The sunken front of stage area called the ‘pit’ is accessed via three stairs only and is not suitable for wheelchair or mobility device users. Accessible toilets are located within The Malthouse and can be accessed via flat floors. For more detailed accessibility information see here.
All tickets are sold as General Admission (unallocated seating). All online bookings incur a $4 booking fee per transaction.
90 minutes (no interval)
LATECOMER POLICY /
Entry is permitted at any time during the event.
PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY /
All photography is permitted.