HAUNTED HOUSE. MONUMENT OF LOVE. GREAT CONTINENT. CLOUDSTREET IS ALL THAT AND MORE.

The house at number one Cloud Street is a great continent where two damaged clans collide. The two families—the Lambs and the Pickles—are as contrasting as the Australia they inhabit. Teetotallers and tipplers, workhorses or wastrels, fate makers versus chance chasers. But really, they’re two sides of the same coin; one that was tossed during World War II and remained in motion for decades. The power of this staggering Australian saga is more haunting than the ghosts who speak out from the walls. It’s more elusive than the serial killer who prowls their neighbourhood. It’s transcendent, like the Lambs and the Pickles themselves, whose lives and loves live on today.

This is a once-in-a-generation chance to see Tim Winton’s award-winning story on stage, and in 2019 Malthouse Theatre ups the ante. Directed by Matthew Lutton, Cloudstreet will be a monumental new production unprecedented in scale and ambition. The ensemble cast swims in the depth and breadth of Australian theatrical talent, featuring Helpmann Award-winner Guy Simon (Jasper Jones), Natasha Herbert (Away), Bert LaBonté (The Book of Mormon), Greg Stone (The Government Inspector) and Alison Whyte (Love and Information).

Encounter the epic story of Cloudstreet with a ticket to the full Cloudstreet Experience, where you will see the whole story in one event, with dinner or lunch provided for everyone. Or choose to discover the story over two nights, when the saga is shared in two parts.

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"THEATRE AT ITS MOST RICH."
— Stage Noise
"EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THIS AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC TOLD AND RETOLD."
— The Age
"HILARIOUS AND HARROWING. AND STILL THE STORY OF US."
— Herald Sun

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company present Cloudstreet. Cloudstreet was first commissioned by Black Swan State Theatre Company and Company B Belvoir in 1998. Proudly supported by the Cloudstreet Giving Circle led by Maureen Wheeler AO & Tony Wheeler AO.

Key image: Zan Wimberley 
Images: Pia Johnson

Partners

ADAPTED BY / 

Nick Enright and Justin Monjo from the novel by Tim Winton

DIRECTION / 

Matthew Lutton

CAST INCLUDES / 

Arielle Gray, Brenna Harding, Natasha Herbert, Bert LaBonté, Ebony McGuire, Mikayla Merks, Ian Michael, Benjamin Oakes, Scott Sheridan, Guy Simon, Greg Stone, Alison Whyte

SET & COSTUME DESIGN / 

Zoë Atkinson

LIGHTING DESIGN / 

Paul Jackson

SOUND DESIGN / 

J. David Franzke

COMPOSITION / 

Elizabeth Drake 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR / 

Katt Osborne

SOUND OPERATOR /

 Blake Stickland

STAGE MANAGER / 

Natalie Rowan

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS /

Danae Crawford, Angus Robson

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Auslan Interpreted
Audio Described

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS / CLOUDSTREET PART 1 & 2 PART 1 / 6.30pm Mon 6 May, 7.30pm Thu 9 May, PART 2 / 6.30pm Tue 7 May, 7.30pm Fri 10 May
PREVIEWS / CLOUDSTREET EXPERIENCE 6.30pm, Wed 8 May
OPENING NIGHT 5pm, Sat 11 May
AUSLAN INTERPRETED PART 1 / 7.30pm Thu 6 Jun, PART 2 / 7.30pm, Fri 7 Jun
AUDIO DESCRIBED 5pm, Sat 25 May

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

WARNINGS /

Contains some adult material, coarse language, herbal cigarettes, gunshots and dynamic sound.

BOOKING INFORMATION CLOUDSTREET EXPERIENCE /

Booking tickets to the Cloudstreet Experience? Tickets to this event include a meal package in a range of dietary options. We will be in contact to confirm your dietary requests closer to the date of the performance.

CLOUDSTREET EXPERIENCE
Act 1 / 85 minutes 
Interval meal break 
Acts 2 & 3 / 100 minutes 
Interval break
Act 4 / 60 minutes

BOOKING INFORMATION CLOUDSTREET PARTS 1 & 2 /

Booking tickets to Cloudstreet Part 1 and Part 2? Savour the story over two nights. Part 1 and Part 2 count as two separate shows in your Season Pass. We recommend booking Parts 1 and 2 on consecutive evenings as you journey through the story of Cloudstreet.

CLOUDSTREET PART 1
Acts 1 & 2 / 140 minutes
CLOUDSTREET PART 2
Acts 3 & 4 / 110 minutes