Melbourne International Games Week: Hour of the Wolf and the Intersection of Immersive Theatre and Game Design 


A panel discussion and audience Q&A about the development and design process of new immersive theatre production Hour of the Wolf, and the intersection of interactive theatre and game design.

Malthouse Theatre has pioneered a new form of ‘choose your own adventure’ immersive theatre in Australia, taking video game mechanics—such as sandbox worlds, puzzle solving, non-linear storytelling, and player cause and effect on the world—and blending them with a high end, audience led immersive theatre experience.  In this genre Malthouse Theatre first developed and presented Because the Night in 2021, labelled Melbourne’s ‘must-see theatre experience’ by Time Out Melbourne. Set to premiere in October 2023 Hour of the Wolf takes this form further, integrating responsive audio technology and puzzle solving into a contemporary narrative with an innovative story structure.   

Join Matthew Lutton Artistic Director and Co-CEO of Malthouse and Co-Creator and Director of Hour of the Wolf, and David Harris the Interactive Dramaturg on the work, and multi-disciplinary artist Vidya Rajan for a panel discussion (with audience Q&A) about the development and design process embedding game elements into large-scale immersive theatre work, hosted by Terry Burdak of Paper House. 

Presented by Malthouse Theatre.  


Special MIGW offer, purchase preview tickets to Hour of the Wolf here for 13 and 18 October at a discounted price of $40 (usually $99), by entering the promo code MIGW.




Terry Burdak, Paper House Games



Matthew Lutton – Malthouse's Co-CEO & Artistic Director, and Co-Creator & Director of Hour of the Wolf

David Harris – Interactive Dramaturg, Hour of the Wolf

Vidya Rajan Multi-disciplinary Artist

Terry Burdak Headshot


Terry Burdak

Matthew Lutton Headshot


Matthew Lutton

David Harris Headshot


David Harris

Vidya Rajan Headshot


Vidya Rajan

Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access

Performance Times

Q & A
6.30 – 7.30pm, Tue 3 Oct




60 minutes