The Fiery Maze / was conceived by Porter and Finn in 1995 as a ‘rock concert album’. The talents of these two extraordinary artists will combine to produce raw, intimate songs about love, sex and obsession, as Finn is joined on stage by the mesmerising Abi Tucker.

Porter’s previously unpublished lyrics deal with the disillusions of love, as well as the blinding moments of blazing connection. Porter is known for the visceral power of her language; for crafting characters, scenarios and poems that crackle with sexual energy. The journey into ‘love’s hopeless fiery maze’ is no exception.

Conjuring a wild world of lust, paranoia and possession, this consuming song cycle / unites two iridescent artists—musician Tim Finn and poet Dorothy Porter.

"FINN [IS] EVERY INCH THE ELDER STATESMAN OF ROCK"
— The Australian
"[DOROTHY PORTER] WAS A STAR PERFORMER, IN THE TRADITION OF A ROCK STAR RATHER THAN A POET"
— The Guardian

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Presented by Triple R.

Key Image: Andrew Gough
Images: Pia Johnson

Partners

BY / 

Tim Finn & Dorothy Porter

MUSIC BY / 

Tim Finn

WORDS BY / 

Dorothy Porter

DIRECTION / 

Anne-Louise Sarks

CREATIVE CONSULTANT / 

Andrea Goldsmith

DESIGN / 

Nick Schlieper

PERFORMED BY / 

Brett Adams, Tim Finn, Abi Tucker

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Audio Described

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS 8pm Thu 18 Aug, 8pm Fri 19 Aug
OPENING NIGHT 8pm, Sat 20 Aug
AUDIO DESCRIBED 8pm, Thu 1 Sep

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.