PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

On a blistering summer’s day in 1900, four private school girls and a teacher venture up Hanging Rock. All but one vanish, never to be seen again. And so, the nightmare begins.

After sell-out seasons in Melbourne and Edinburgh, Matthew Lutton’s production of Picnic at Hanging Rock returns for a Malthouse Theatre encore before heading directly to the Barbican in London.

In this chilling adaptation, five school girls recount this enduring Australian mystery, that saw audiences screaming in their seats. Joan Lindsay’s summer classic is more haunting than ever.

★★★★★
"AN EXPERIENCE DESIGNED TO BEGUILE"
— Herald Scotland

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

A Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company production. This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Images: Pia Johnson.

Partners

A PLAY BY /

Tom Wright adapted from Joan Lindsay's novel

DIRECTION /

Matthew Lutton

CAST /

Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Arielle Gray, Amber McMahon, Elizabeth Nabben, Nikki Shiels

SET & COSTUME DESIGN /

Zöe Atkinson

LIGHTING DESIGN /

Paul Jackson

COMPOSITION /

Ash Gibson Greig 

SOUND DESIGN / 

J. David Franzke

Event & ticketing details

Dates & Times

PREVIEW 6.30pm, Tue 6 Feb
OPENING NIGHT 7.30pm, Wed 7 Feb

Location

Merlyn Theatre

Malthouse Theatre, 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 / 

85 minutes (no interval)

WARNINGS / 

Contains occasional coarse language & horror themes.