In Shloyme Ansky’s landmark Yiddish play of 1 a young bride is possessed by the ghost of the man she was meant to marry—a Dybbuk.

Love, death, and ghost stories, join us—if you dare—for a night of haunting tales about possessions, obsessions and Dybbuk discoveries.

Dybbuk features a dream team of writers reading short, original stories, that evoke the mysterious possibilities beneath our usual realities: journalist Michael Gawenda and his musician son, Husky; storyteller and writer Arnold Zable; playwright Jessica Bellamy; performer and academic Yoni Prior; and comedian Josh Glanc. Also featuring the klezmer ‘gypsy swing’ band, Klezmania

A wild night of unexpected stories, Jewish dances, online dating and yiddishkiet, for three nights only this performance promises to bring the whole mishpocha* together.

CONCIEVED AND DIRECTED BY / 

Samara Hersch

DRAMATURG / 

Lara Thoms

SOUND DESIGN / 

Marco Cher-Gibard

LIGHTING DESIGN / 

Dans Maree Sheehan

WITH / 

Anna McCarthy, Shian Law, Joshua Ferenbach and more

SPECIAL THANKS TO / 

Zoe Scoglio, Bec Reid, Andrew Firestone & Adva Weinstein

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Location

Beckett Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The 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.

Event notes

DURATION / 

90 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS /

Contains loud noises and adult themes.