Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is a theatrical assault on the language that has reinforced violence against women* for centuries, and an explosion of what womanhood means in the 21st century.

In a series of equally funny and disturbing events—the everyday is turned upside down, dirty talk is stripped naked, a marriage proposal is interrogated, and nudity is embraced in the dairy aisle—playwright Alice Birch rallies language to revolt upon itself, commanding it to bear arms against the conventions of work, sex, motherhood, aging, and love.

Revolt is a powerful new work of contemporary writing, and a welcome lesson in disobedience—it twists words into action and holds language to account, in an effort to finally make change happen.

* Just look up 'shrill' in the Oxford English Dictionary. Go on.

"A PLAY AS ENERGISED BY HILARITY AS FEROCITY, BY ANGER AS ANGUISH"
— The Age
"FEROCIOUS, URGENT ROAR OF YOUNG AND ANGRY FEMINISM"
— The Guardian
"CAPTURES THE FURY OF MODERN WOMANHOOD"
— The New York Times

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Sound design & composition proudly supported by Robert Salzer Foundation. 

Key image: Zan Wimberley
Images: Pia Johnson

Partners

BY / 

Alice Birch

DIRECTION /

Janice Muller

CAST /

Elizabeth Esguerra, Ming-Zhu Hii, Belinda McClory, Gareth Reeves & Sophie Ross

SET & COSTUME DESIGN / 

Marg Horwell

LIGHTING DESIGN / 

Emma Valente

SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION /

James Brown

STAGE MANAGER / 

Tia Clark

ASSISTANT STAGE MANGER /

Hannah Bullen

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS 7.30pm Fri 16 Jun, 7.30pm Sat 17 Jun, 6.30pm Mon 19 Jun, 6.30pm Tue 20 Jun
OPENING NIGHT 7.30pm, Wed 21 Jun
TIME TO TALK 6.30pm, Tue 27 Jun
MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE 3pm Sat 8 Jul, 7.30pm, Sat 8 Jul

Location

Merlyn 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 /

1 hour, 15 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS /

Contains smoke effects, frequent coarse language, adult themes, references to violence, and sexual references.